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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)

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)

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)


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