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    Sale 7719

    The Irish and Sporting Art Sale

    8 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 125

    Sir Alfred James Munnings, P.R.A., R.W.S. (1878-1959)

    Study for the Essex foxhounds

    Price Realised  

    Sir Alfred James Munnings, P.R.A., R.W.S. (1878-1959)
    Study for the Essex foxhounds
    pencil and oil on panel
    9¾ x 13¾ in. (24.8 x 35 cm.)
    Painted in 1905.


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    This is a study for On the Moors (Ex. collection of Bing Crosby, illustrated Stanley Booth, Munnings, 1978, p.177). Munnings also made a watercolour of this horse in the same stance as the present work, standing on top of a hill with hounds and huntsmen beyond (Bardoff's Maine, 1 August 2008, lot 17.)

    We would like to thank Lorian Peralta-Ramos for kindly assisting in cataloguing this work, which will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist.

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 3 July 2002, lot 18.