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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 10

    John E. Ferneley, Sen. (British, 1782-1860)

    A Bay Hunter in an Extensive Landscape, with Other Horses Beyond

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    John E. Ferneley, Sen. (British, 1782-1860)
    A Bay Hunter in an Extensive Landscape, with Other Horses Beyond
    signed, inscribed and dated 'J Ferneley/Melton Mowbray/1832' (center right)
    oil on canvas
    33¾ x 42 in. (85.7 x 106.8 cm.)


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    Lord Craven paid 10 pounds 10 shillings for a 'Portrait of a Bay Horse' recorded in 1832 in Ferneley's account book. The Craven family were significant patrons of Ferneley's and commissioned several works. William Craven, 7th Baron and 1st Earl of Craven, was born on 1 Septebmer 1770. He was created 1st Earl of Craven in 1801 and also Viscount Uffington. He was Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire and married Louisa Brunton, a celebrated actress. He was the son of William Craven, 6th Baron Craven (1738-1791) and Lady Elizabeth Berkeley, daughter of 4th Earl of Berkeley. His younger brother was called Henry Augustus Berkeley Craven (1776-1836) and is also referred to in Ferneley's account book.

    Provenance

    Commissioned from the artist by the Earl of Craven, 1832.
    Major Potter; Christie's, London, 25 June 1923, lot 134 (20 gns to Arthurton).


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE STONELEIGH CHATTELS SETTLEMENT


    Literature

    Major Guy Paget, The Melton Mowbray of John Ferneley, Leicester, 1931, p. 140, no. 359.