Circle of John Wootton (British, circa 1682-1764)

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Lot 162TP
Circle of John Wootton
(British, circa 1682-1764) Portrait of a noble hound

Sold for £ 40,062 (US$ 49,957) inc. premium
Circle of John Wootton (British, circa 1682-1764)
Portrait of a noble hound
oil on canvas
124.2 x 154.2cm (48 7/8 x 60 11/16in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    The Earls of Antrim, Glenarm Castle, and thence by descent until gifted to
    The Kennel Club, UK, late 19th Century
    Ralph Montagu-Scott, by 1929
    With Richard Philp Gallery, London, 1977, where acquired by
    Price and Isobel H. Glover, USA, by whose executors offered
    Sale, Sotheby's, New York, 18-21 January 2018, lot 570, where purchased by the present owner


    Exhibited:
    London, Crystal Palace, The Stock Keeper Loan Collection of Canine and Sporting Pictures, November 1895 (lent by The Kennel Club)

    Literature:
    R. Briggs Lee, History and Description of the Modern Dogs of Great Britain and Ireland, Sporting Division, vol. I, 1888, p. 270
    F.H. Purchase, 'Some early illustrations of the old Irish Wolf-dog 1738-1839' in The Kennel, 1911-12


    The hound allegedly saved the life of the Randal MacDonnell, 4th Earl of Antrim (1680–1721) who fell from his horse whilst hunting. The hound ran back to the castle and raised the alert. He then led a party back to find the fallen Earl apparently saving his life.
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Circle of John Wootton (British, circa 1682-1764)
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