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Campfire Cohorts By John Seerey - Lester
Campfire Cohorts By John Seerey-Lester.
The camp traditionally, is a place to relax and unwind and recover from the stress, and aches and pains of a hopefully fruitful day of hunting. In early East Africa, as in India, these camps were superbly equipped and clients lacked for very few of the comforts of home. The finest china and silver-wear was used. Champagne was an essential. So too was caviar, both of which were carried into the bush at great expense. By 1904, Victor Newland and Leslie Tarlton, who were probably the first to bring white hunters together professionally, had been outfitters for only a year, but had gained a fine reputation. Everything was first class, this meant Goanese cooks, Somali gun bearers, Swahili porters and the very best trackers. In my painting I have envisaged two clients (center and right) with their white hunter (left). They have probably had a sumptuous dinner and have now moved round the campfire to enjoy cigars and brandy and tell tall stories. The two clients are shown to be less at ease round the campfire. Indeed, it might well be the first such experience for the hunter on the right, still formerly clad in his new Nairobi made-to-measure-in-a-day clothes. A bottle of brandy is being passed round which they have put into their coffee. No doubt, the white hunter is telling them what they can expect over the next few weeks or months. For now, they are campfire cohorts, on equal ground - their ability as yet not put to the test. Campfire Cohorts By John Seerey-Lester is a great piece of art that would look great in your home or trophy room.
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