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    Sale 1910

    Sporting And Wildlife Art Including The Collection Of Doug And Ellen Miller

    28 November 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 33

    After Luke Clennell, 19th Century

    The Toast to Mr. Fox

    Price Realised  

    After Luke Clennell, 19th Century
    The Toast to Mr. Fox
    oil on canvas
    26 x 37 in. (66 x 94 cm.)


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    Clennell preferred to paint the unpretentious side of sporting life, recording the simple pleasures of the English yeoman farmer, rather than the grand hunt. In 1812, he showed his first canvas at the Royal Academy entitled 'Foxhunters regaling after the pleasures of the chase, the day's sport being over etc.' Another work he entitled 'Sportsmen regaling' and his 'Jovial foxhunters' was engraved by Lupton.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, South Kensington, 8 June 2006, lot 84, where purchased.