John Ferneley, Sen. (Thrussington 1782-1860 Melton Mowbray)
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John Ferneley, Sen. (Thrussington 1782-1860 Melton Mowbray)

Mr. H.H.H. Hungerford's second horse Clinker, held by his groom with huntsman and hounds in the distance

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John Ferneley, Sen. (Thrussington 1782-1860 Melton Mowbray)
Mr. H.H.H. Hungerford's second horse Clinker, held by his groom with huntsman and hounds in the distance
signed, inscribed and dated 'J.Ferneley / Melton Mowbray / 1830.' (lower right)
oil on canvas
33 7/8 x 42 ¼ in. (86.1 x 107.3 cm.)
Provenance
(Possibly) Mrs. Lyne Stephens; Christie's, London, 9-11 May 1895, lot 301 (9 ½ gns. to Lyne).
(Possibly) H. Lyne; Christie's, London, 16 April 1920, lot 54 (240 gns. to Pawsey & Payne).
William Banks, Esq., 1931.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 18 April 1986, lot 16.
with Richard Green, London, where acquired in 1987 by the present owner.
Literature
G. Paget, The Melton Mowbray of John Ferneley (1782-1860), Leicester, 1931, p. 138, no. 312, illustrated opposite p. 76.
Exhibited
London, 144 Piccadilly, Loan Exhibition of Sporting Pictures in aid of The London Foot Hospital, February 1931, lent by Mr. Fred Banks.
(Possibly) London, Boodles Club (on loan).

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Lot Essay

This picture is mentioned in the artist's account books, no. 334, as 'Portrait of a Bay Horse "Clinker"', and billed to H.H.H. Hungerford for 10 gns. in June 1831. We are grateful to David Fuller for his assistance in cataloguing this lot.

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