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THE HUNT

SOLD

8x10
oil on canvas

In medieval and renaissance times, It was said that in order to catch a unicorn you had to use an innocent young girl to lure the animal out of hiding. It would momentarily forget it was a wild animal, and lay in the maiden's lap, allowing for the hunters to trap it.

I wanted to illustrate an instance where someone didn't want to give the unicorn to its captures, and instead hid it to keep it safe, preserving the innocence of both involved.