John Ferneley I Mr Powell and his Son, with Norton, a Grey Hunter 1816

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Artwork details

Artist
John Ferneley I 1782–1860
Title
Mr Powell and his Son, with Norton, a Grey Hunter
Date 1816
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 860 x 1076 mm
frame: 1018 x 1260 x 93 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Bequeathed by Mrs F. Ambrose Clark through the British Sporting Art Trust 1982
Reference
T03425
Not on display

Catalogue entry

T03425 MR POWELL AND HIS SON, WITH NORTON, A GREY HUNTER 1819
Oil on canvas 33 7/8 × 42 3/8 (860 × 1076)
Inscribed ‘J. Ferneley | Melton Mowbray | 1816’ b.l. on mounting-blockBequeathed by Mrs F. Ambrose Clark from the collection of the late F. Ambrose Clark through the British Sporting Art Trust 1982
Prov: Commissioned by Mr Power; ...; Lt. Col. Sir Jonathan North (d.1939); E.J. Rousuck, from whom purchased by 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: Guy Paget, The Melton Mowbray of John Ferneley, Leicester 1931, Account Books p.134, no.224; [E.J. Rousuck], The F. Ambrose Clark Collection of Sporting Paintings, privately printed, New York 1958, p.109, repr. p.108 (as ‘The Power Gentlemen, with Norton their Hunter’)

Ferneley's Account Books (published by Paget, 1931) record the payment in June 1820 of £7.7.0 by ‘Mr Powell’ for ‘Portrait of “Norton” | Mr Powell and Son’. The sitters have not been further identified. The church in the background appears to be the parish church of Melton Mowbray.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1982-84: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1986

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