Louis Bosworth Hurt (1856-1929)

Hurt was born in Ashbourne, North Derbyshire in 1856. He was a student of George Turner who was known as Derbyshire's John Constable and their paintings have similar styles.

Hurt and his wife, Harriet, lived in Derbyshire where they kept Highland cattle. Hurt is renowned for his paintings of these cattle and studies he made of Highland cattle in Scotland. He also painted near Bettwys-y-Coed where he had a second home.

Hurt exhibited thirteen times at the Royal Academy in the 1880s and 1890s (all of them Scottish scenes) as well as exhibiting and holding exhibitions provincially.

Bournemouth Art Gallery hold a collection of his paintings as it was founded by one of Hurt's patrons. Hurt also has paintings in the South African National collection, and in Greenock, Reading and in Manchester Art Galleries.