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Creator:
James Dunthorne, 1730–1815, British
Title:

John Sidey and his Hounds at a Farmhouse near Hadleigh, Suffolk

Date:
1765
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 35 1/2 x 54 inches (90.2 x 137.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Signed and dated in green paint, lower right: "J. Dunthorne | 1765"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2001.2.1
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
dogs (animals) | farmhouse | fox (animal) | fox hunting | horses (animals) | house | hunting guns | men | sporting art
Associated Places:
England | Europe | Hadleigh | Suffolk | United Kingdom
Access:
Not on view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:41337
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According to a label on the back of the frame, this painting records an actual incident from a day's foxhunting, when hounds pursued a fox onto the roof of a farmhouse. The work was commissioned by John Sidey of Pudneys Farm, Bures Hamlet, Essex, who appears on the right, riding a grey horse; the hounds were probably his private pack. The artist, James Dunthorne, was a provincial portraitist based in nearby Colchester. Malcolm Warner Malcolm Warner, The Paul Mellon Bequest : treasures of a lifetime, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2001, p. 51, N5247 M385 P28 2001 (YCBA)

Sojourn at Home: Sporting Paintings from the Paul Mellon Bequest at the Yale Center for British Art (National Sporting Library and Museum, 2002-10-04 - 2003-03-28) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

The Paul Mellon Bequest : Treasures of a Lifetime (Yale Center for British Art, 2001-02-17 - 2001-04-29) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Noble Exercise - The Sporting Ideal in Eighteenth-Century British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 1982-07-14 - 1982-09-19) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Graham Reynolds, Posing on Four Legs, TLS, the Times Literary Supplement, Issue No. 4072, April 17, 1981, p. 445, Film S748 (SML) Also Available OnLine in TLS Historical Archive (ORBIS) [ORBIS]

Malcolm Warner, The Paul Mellon Bequest : treasures of a lifetime, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2001, p. 51, N5247 M385 P28 2001 (YCBA) [YCBA]


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