The Essex Hunt

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Other
    City: storage
  • About the artist
    Sporting painter and engraver (Charles) Dean Wolstenholme the younger was born near Waltham Abbey, Essex; the son of animal painter Dean Wolstenholme (1757-1837). He was initially taught to paint by his father. He made engravings after works by himself, his father and others, and invented a colour printing process patented by Leighton Bros. He painted hunting and shooting scenes, historical subjects and views of well-known London brewery yards, exhibiting at the Royal Academy, British Institution and Society of British Artists. He was also a pigeon fancier and illustrated J. M. Eaton's ‘Treatise on the Art of Breeding and Managing Tame, Domesticated and Fancy Pigeons’ (1852). He died at Highgate, Middlesex, just before his 85th birthday.
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  • Details
    Title
    The Essex Hunt
    Date
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 88.50 cm, width: 120.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Phillips, 14 February 1956
    Inscription
    none
    Provenance
    Sold through Phillips, Son & Neale on 14 February 1956 (Lot 220); from which sale purchased by the Ministry of Works
    GAC number
    3423