T03427 HUNT SCURRY 1832
Oil on canvas 17 × 35 (432 × 889)
Inscribed ‘J. Ferneley Jr. | 1832’ b.r.
Bequeathed by Mrs F. Ambrose Clark from the collection of the late F. Ambrose Clark through the British Sporting Art Trust 1982
Prov: ...; Lord Kinnaird; F. Ambrose Clark by 1958; his widow Mrs F. Ambrose Clark
Exh: Tate Gallery, August–September 1982, and York City Art Gallery, March–September 1984, with other paintings from Mrs F. Ambrose Clark's Bequest (no catalogue)
Lit: [E.J. Rousuck], The F. Ambrose Clark Collection of Sporting Paintings, privately printed, New York 1958, p.93, repr. p.92 (as ‘Hounds Entering Billesdon Coplow’ by John Ferneley)
Catalogued by Rousuck as by John Ferneley Senior, and of a famous stretch of Leicestershire hunting country; but the work is not up to the standard of the elder Ferneley, the younger Ferneley's signature is clearly visible, and the landscape appears not to be precisely identifiable…