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    Sale 2055

    Sporting and Wildlife Art

    3 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 40

    Charles Henry Schwanfelder (British, 1774-1837)

    A grey hunter in a wooded landscape

    Price Realised  

    Charles Henry Schwanfelder (British, 1774-1837)
    A grey hunter in a wooded landscape
    signed and inscribed 'C.H. Schwanfelder/Animal Painter to/His Majesty' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    26 x 34 in. (66 x 86.3 cm.)


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    Charles Henry Schwanfelder spent most of his life in Yorkshire and many of his patrons were local. His work came to the attention of the Prince Regent, and in 1814, a portrait of an Arab executed by Schwanfelder for the Prince was exhibited at the Royal Academy. In 1816, he was appointed Animal Painter to the Prince, and in 1821 was re-appointed as Animal Painter to King George IV. He was a good painter of dogs, as well as horses, and his work was considered by Shaw Sparrow to be transitional, combining the classicism of Stubbs with the romanticism of Herring.

    Provenance

    C.W. Gott; Christie's, London, 3 April 1958, lot 117 (20 gns to Ackermann).
    with Arthur Ackermann & Son, Ltd, London.
    Mrs Barbara Harcourt Wood, Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire.
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 23 November 1966, lot 124 (£140 to Ackermann).
    with Arthur Ackermann & Son, Ltd, London.
    O.H. Gilbey.