Spearing Spearing of fish using flares, as on the right of the picture, or without flares. Reproduction of woodcut in the large publication of the Nordic peoples from 1955 by Olaus Magnus. Landing Net A man is drawing fish using a landing net. Reproduction of woodcut in the large publication of the Nordic peoples from 1955 by Olaus Magnus. Net Taking of pike. Reproduction of woodcut in Olaus Magnus’ publication.
Hunting Estrup as well as Soenderskov are surrounded by rich hunting opportunities. Through the ages both manors employed gamekeeper, who provided the kitchen with game, and several of the squires were themselves eager hunters. In the middle Ages and the Renaissance, when the squires were a class of regular warriors, they engaged in hunting to keep in good form and maintain their weapon and riding skills. Hunting was also a popular sport, however, after the squires did not any longer have any personal military obligations. The squire possessed the rights of hunting on his own land, of course, but in addition he also claimed the exclusive right of hunting on the land of tenant farms. That was one of the squire’s so-called rights of splendours, which they were reluctant to part with. When the proprietor of Estrup, Henrik Lautrup, began the sale of tenant farms in the seventeen nineties, he insisted on retailing his rights of hunting. Not until he was informed by the authorities, that the sale of the farms applied to everything, if he wished to uphold his tax exemption rights, did he feel obliged to part with this right. Henrik Lautrup Squire of Estrup 1771-1802; he did not wish to part with the hunting rights, when he sold the tenant farms to freeholders. Henrik Lautrup’s dress is a reconstruction of the dress in the original portrait, which is exhibited in the “Red Lounge”. The dress is sown by Hanne Dyhr.