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    Sale 7589

    Sporting Art

    23 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 130

    Lionel Dalhousie Robertson Edwards, R.I., R.C.A. (1878-1966)

    The Devon and Somerset Staghounds, Stoke Ridge

    Price Realised  

    Lionel Dalhousie Robertson Edwards, R.I., R.C.A. (1878-1966)
    The Devon and Somerset Staghounds, Stoke Ridge
    signed with initials 'LE' (lower right) and inscribed 'D & S Staghounds/on Stoke Ridge' (lower right)
    bodycolour
    13 5/8 x 9¾ in. (34.6 x 24.8 cm.)
    together with a copy of My Hunting Sketchbook by Lionel Edwards
    pair


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    Lionel Edwards observed in My Hunting Sketchbook that 'Everytime I see this view (which is pretty often) I think of it as one of the finest in England. It was abandoned for the "Shire and Provinces" series in favour of Cloutsham which is so much better known, although Stoke Ridge is not much more than a mile farther on.

    Looking from Exford Road across Stoke Ridge, Wilmersham, Porlock Hill and Vale, and over the Channel to Wales, one gets, I think, quite a pick of the scenery in this part of the West Country.'

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    Literature

    Lionel Dalhousie Robertson Edwards, My Hunting Sketchbook, London and New York, 1928, p. 26.