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    Sale 2055

    Sporting and Wildlife Art

    3 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1

    William Smith (British, fl. 1813-1859)

    A pack of foxhounds on a bank above a rocky gorge

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    William Smith (British, fl. 1813-1859)
    A pack of foxhounds on a bank above a rocky gorge
    oil on canvas
    40½ x 50½ in. (101.9 x 128.3 cm.)


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    Although his work was exhibited regularly at the R.A. from 1813 to 1859, little is known of William Smith, which, given the fine quality of his work is unusual. Based in Shropshire, he concentrated mainly on painting sporting dogs and horses.

    Provenance

    with Ackermann and Son, Ltd., London.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PART 1: SPORTING ART
    (LOTS 1 - 135)

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, SOUTH AMERICA


    Exhibited

    Possibly, London, Royal Academy, 1844, no. 1113, as 'Portrait of favorite hounds in the United Park'.