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A Hunting Piece.
A Hunting Piece. In the Hunting Hall at Houghton.
Wooton Pinxit. D. Lerpinier Sculpsit.
Published Dec.r 1st 1778 by John Boydell, Engraver in Cheapside London.
Engraving & etching with hand colour. 490 x 605mm (19¼ x 23¾". Framed. Unexamined out of frame.
Huntsmen and their hounds resting in a wood overlooking the sea. Under the image three men are named: Sir Robert Walpole (1676-1745), Prime Minister; Sir Charles Churchill (1679-1745), army officer and nephew of the 1st Duke of Marlborough; and Thomas Turner, probably a supporter of Walpole's and perhaps a relative of Walpole via his brother-in-law Sir Charles Turner. Like many of the paintings at Houghton, John Wootton's oil was bought by Catherine II of Russia; after being held at the Hermitage it was moved to Gatchina Palace, from where it disappeared during World War II.
[Ref: 53221]   £450.00  
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