Charles Towne (British, 1763-1840) About to set out, hounds leaving kennels

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Lot 5
Charles Towne
(British, 1763-1840)
About to set out, hounds leaving kennels

Sold for £ 43,250 (US$ 54,382) inc. premium
Charles Towne (British, 1763-1840)
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).

Footnotes

  • 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.
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