6 July 2011
John Ferneley, Sen. (Thrussington, Leicestershire 1782-1860 Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire)
Hunters of Robert Henry, Lord Herbert, later 12th Earl of Pembroke and 9th Earl of Montgomery
signed, inscribed and dated 'J. Ferneley Melton Mowbray 1816' (lower left)
oil on canvas
40 x 52 in. (101.6 x 132 cm.)
Commissioned by Lord Herbert.
Tresham Gilbey, of Whitehall, Bishops Stortford; + Christie's, London, 30 May 1947, lot 60 (100 gns. to Ellis).
with Richard Green, London, 1986.
Lt. Col. John Metcalfe Wood, until 2004.
with Richard Green, London, 2004, where purchased by the present owner.
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Major Guy Paget, The Melton Mowbray of John Ferneley, 1931, p. 128, no. 53.
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