Tom Hodgson & Alexander Bosville, with a Huntsman and Hounds in the Great Pasture, Thorpe
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Citation:Christie's British Pictures, 8 June 1995
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Description:John E. Ferneley Sr. (1815-1862) Ferneley painted numerous portraits of hunters and racehorses, and several hunt scurries. [published note, Christie's:]Tom Hodgson was Master of the Holderness Hunt and is portrayed on his black horse Comical, out of Comus, which was given to him by his neighbor, William Constable-Maxwell, 10th Lord Herries of Everingham Park, Yorkshire.Alexander William Robert Bosville (1800-1847) is shown standing beside his horse Andante (the subject of another painting by Ferneley, private collection)...Alexander Bosville was the eldest son of Sir Godfrey Bosville MacDonald, 11th Baronet and 3rd Lord MacDonald...The huntsmen on the left hand side of the picture is Will Danby, on Paddy, an Irish chestnut. The scene takes place in Great Pasture Thorpe, the road to Boynton seen in the distance. Lord MacDonald purchased two pictures from the artist in 1836, and others in 1838 and 1840.
Dimensions/Extent:113 x 160.7 cm
Type of material:Image
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