27 May 1999
Charles Towne (1763-1842)
About to set out, hounds leaving kennels
signed and dated 'CHAS. TOWNE/Pinxit-/-1816-' (centre right)
oil on canvas
32 x 42 in. (82.5 x 108 cm.)
Sir Humphrey de Trafford, Bt.; Christie's, 13 December 1929, lot 145 (1000 gns. to Ackermann).
Purchased from Arthur Ackermann and Son Ltd., London, 11 September 1930.
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W. Shaw Sparrow, A Book of Sporting Painters, London, 1931, illustrated opposite p. 133.
London, Hayward Gallery, Arts Council of Great Britain, British Sporting Painting 1650-1850, 1974, no.121.
The present picture was one of a large group of pictures sold by Sir Humphrey de Trafford in 1929, which included six works by Charles Towne of which three were dated '1816' and one '1823'.
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