Lionel Dalhousie Robertson Edwards, RI (British, 1878-1966)
The South Staffordshire Hunt at Longdon Green, Lichfield signed, inscribed and indistinctly dated 'Lionel Edwards 194./So. Staff' (lower right) oil on canvas 59 x 92cm (23 1/4 x 36 1/4in).
The painting was commissioned by the Master of the South Staffordshire Hunt, Arthur Rymond, seen here on his hunter "Robert". Lionel Edwards, a keen hunter himself, stayed with the Rymonds whilst working on the commission. The huntsman, Nimrod Capel, is depicted on the left with his favourite hound "Damsel" and the kennels can be seen in the distance.
PROVENANCE: Commissioned by Arthur Rymond Thence by descent to the current owner