• Old Master & 19th Century Pain auction at Christies

    Sale 2282

    Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings, & Watercolors

    27 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 242

    John Emms (Blofield 1813-1912 Lyndhurst)

    Hounds and a Terrier in a Stable

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    Estimate

    John Emms (Blofield 1813-1912 Lyndhurst)
    Hounds and a Terrier in a Stable
    signed 'J EMMS' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm.)


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    The present work is a very good example of Emms's unique style which combines fluid and confident brushstrokes with a sensitive understanding of his subject-matter. The character of the dogs is beautifully captured and he contrasts the expectant expressions of the hounds with the alert stance of the terrier in the foreground giving the work an impromptu and informal atmosphere.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 9 December 2004, lot 132, where purchased.


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    Please note that parties with a financial interest may be bidding on this lot.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF THOMAS J. CARROLL