27 May 1999
John Ferneley, Sen. (1782-1860)
Mountebank and Albion: Grooms and hunters in an extensive landscape
signed and dated 'J. Ferneley/Melton Mowbray/1826.' (lower right)
oil on canvas
42 x 59 in. (106.7 x 151.1 cm.)
in a contemporary frame
Commissioned by Captain Garth, April 1826.
Purchased from Arthur Ackermann and Son Ltd., London.
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Major G. Paget, The Melton Mowbray of John Ferneley, Leicester, 1931, p. 134, no. 210b ('Portrait of two horses and two grooms', 30 guineas).
The title on the frame of this picture, Mountebank Albion, is assumed to refer to the names of the two hunters.
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