27 January 2010
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF THOMAS J. CARROLL
John Emms (Blofield 1813-1912 Lyndhurst)
Hounds and a Terrier in a Stable
signed 'J EMMS' (lower left)
oil on canvas
16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm.)
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 9 December 2004, lot 132, where purchased.
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The present work is a very good example of Emms's unique style which combines fluid and confident brushstrokes with a sensitive understanding of his subject-matter. The character of the dogs is beautifully captured and he contrasts the expectant expressions of the hounds with the alert stance of the terrier in the foreground giving the work an impromptu and informal atmosphere.
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