The Bramham Moor Hounds were organised by James Fox who lived at Bramham Park, Yorkshire, from 1792. On his death in 1821, however, the hounds moved to Harewood House, Yorkshire. They only returned to Bramham following the succession of his grandson George Lane Fox, another keen Huntsman. John Horsfall is recorded as having bought Gawthorpe Hall from the Lane Fox family in 1854.
This picture is one of a group of paintings by an unknown northern artist working for approximately twenty years from circa 1825. For another fine example of the artist's work, see lot 48 of the Sporting Art sale, 28 May 1999.