T02350 TWO HUNTERS WITH A GROOM c.1805
Oil on canvas, 25 1/16 × 29 7/8 (63.6 × 75.9)
Presented by Mr Paul Mellon KBE through the British Sporting Art Trust 1979
Prov: ...; Oscar & Peter Johnson, from whom purchased by Paul Mellon 1968.
Exh: British Sporting Paintings, Fermoy Art Gallery, King's Lynn, 1979 (14).
Lit: Egerton, 1978, p.183, no.188, repr. pl.62.
A date c.1805 is suggested because the treatment both of horses and landscape is closely similar to that in the painting in the Mellon Collection entitled ‘A little bay stallion from Lord Heathfield's stud’, two versions of which are listed in the artist's MS. Record Book (coll. Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, Geneva) as having been painted in February 1805 and March 1805…