About to set out, hounds leaving kennels signed and dated 'CHAs TOWNE/Pinxit./1816' (lower right) oil on canvas 82 x 108cm (32 5/16 x 42 1/2in).
PROVENANCE: Sir Humphrey de Trafford, Bt. Sale, Christie's London, 13 December 1929, lot 145 (1000 gns. to Ackermann), one of a large group of paintings sold by Sir Humphrey de Trafford, including six works by Towne Purchased from Arthur Ackermann and Son Ltd., London, 11 September 1930 Christie's London, The Bute Collection of Sporting Pictures, 27 May 1999, lot 33 with Richard Green, London Private collection, UK
EXHIBITED: London, Hayward Gallery, Arts Council of Great Britain, British Sporting Painting 1650-1850, 1974, no. 121
LITERATURE: W. Shaw Sparrow, A Book of Sporting Painters, London, 1931, illustrated opposite p. 133.