Jacques-Laurent Agasse (Geneva 1767-1849 London)
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Jacques-Laurent Agasse (Geneva 1767-1849 London)

George Irving with his black hunter beneath a blasted oak, hounds being put into a covert beyond

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Jacques-Laurent Agasse (Geneva 1767-1849 London)
George Irving with his black hunter beneath a blasted oak, hounds being put into a covert beyond
oil on canvas
34 3/8 x 43 7/8 in. (87.5 x 111.5 cm.)
Provenance
By descent to Mrs Murray-Usher; Christie's, Edinburgh, 11 May 1984, lot 494.
with Richard Green, London.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 12 July 1995, lot 166 (sold £155,500 to E. Pictet).
Literature
Presumably the artist's manuscript account book, March 1803, 'Portrait of a man with a black horse, hunting at a distance'.
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Lot Essay

George Irving (1774-1820), the son of John Irving of Burnfoot, Ecclefechan, Dumfriesshire, was Chairman of the Colonial Bank and the Royal Steam Packet Company. His brother John was a partner in Reid Irving & Co., who in 1816-17 won a contract reputedly worth over a million pounds to supply uniforms to the Russian army. Another work by Agasse, showing George Irving riding in an extensive landscape, was included in the Agasse exhibition at the Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, Geneva, and the Tate Gallery, London, in 1988-89, no. 20.

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