' Refusing the gate'
Two works on canvas:
Sold to a private collector:
His lordship mounting his chestnut hunter
Presented on behalf of a private collector:
on canvas over wooden stretcher
Messrs. Christies and Messrs Timothy Eaton and Co.
Art Gallery. T Eaton and Co.
Auction control numbers 29FL 74 FY
Price: by private negotiation.
Biography / Biographic:
Born 1811 London, England -- Died 1874
brothers, William and Henry, collaborated on a number of paintings, several
of which were exhibited at the Royal Academy.
An animal painting exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1929 brought William Barraud several commissions. In 1830, he produced a portrait group of John Warde, "The Father of Foxhunters", on his favorite hunter with his best hounds.
Requests for similar paintings,
like The Old Surrey and Burstow Foxhounds, were accepted jointly by William
Fox-hunting developed into a national sport during the first half of the 19th century in England. Public subscription packs, in well-defined hunt countries, replaced privately maintained packs of foxhounds and hunts on manorial estates. The Old Surrey, conveniently located near London, afforded sport for any who could pay to subscribe.
The Surrey foxhounds later combined with the pack from Burstow. The Old Surrey and Burstow Foxhounds, signed and dated 1838, shows three members of the Hills family, ready to hunt, surrounded by 21 hounds and one terrier, all accurately portrayed.