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Arthur A Davis (1877-1905)

Arthur A Davis, (British fl 1877-1905),

'Resting' 

Framed watercolour, signed, 59 x 47cm / 36 x 26cm

£2,950 (Set of Four)

Arthur A Davis was well known for his dogs, his name is synonymous with Victorian sporting art. As a set of four, these paintings make a beautiful group, signed and dated by the artist. 

Arthur A Davis (1877-1905)

Arthur A Davis, (British fl 1877-1905),

'A Long Shot' 

Framed watercolour, signed, 59 x 47cm / 36 x 26cm

£2,950 (Set of Four)

Arthur A Davis was well known for his dogs, his name is synonymous with Victorian sporting art. As a set of four, these paintings make a beautiful group, signed and dated by the artist. 

Jules Moigniez (1835-1894)

Jules Moigniez (1835-1894)

A Pair of Pheasants 

Bronze, Signed, H 55cm W 50cm D 27cm 

SOLD

 

Moigniez was a French animalier sculptor who worked during the 19th Century. His output was primarily in cast bronze and he frequently exhibited his sculptures at the Paris Salon. He was best known for his bronzes depicting birds, although his skill and versatility enabled him to produce quality horse sculptures (racehorses), dog sculptures and hunting scenes.

His bird sculptures were among the finest ever created in his time.

 

Arthur A Davis (Fl 1877-1905)

Arthur A Davis, (British fl 1877-1905),

'Uncertain' 

Framed watercolour, signed, 59 x 47cm / 36 x 26cm

£2,950 (Set of Four)

Arthur A Davis was well known for his dogs, his name is synonymous with Victorian sporting art. As a set of four, these paintings make a beautiful group, signed and dated by the artist. 

Archibald Thorburn (1860-1935)

Archibald Thorburn (1860-1935) 

Ptarmigan 

Acquired on behalf of a private collector. 

Watercolour

Renown for his birds, Thorburn is widely sought after by sporting enthusiasts from around the world. His works are prized for their detail and skill and are extremely hard to get hold of, in particular his works depicting Ptarmigan, Woodcock, Grouse, Partridge and Pheasant hold particular interest for collectors of Sporting Art today. 

He established his reputation following a commission to illustrate Coloured Figures of the Birds of the British Isles, by Lord Lilford in 1887. His paintings were exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy until he became disillusioned with the institution and moved to A. Baird, 70 Jermyn Street. 

Nigel Rhodes has placed a number of large and original Thorburn artworks with Private collectors over the years. We have clients who collect Thorburns so please get in touch if you are looking to sell original works.

Arthur A Davis (1877-1905)

Arthur A Davis, (British fl 1877-1905),

'A Clinking Double'' 

Framed watercolour, signed, 59 x 47cm / 36 x 26cm

£2,950 (Set of Four)

Arthur A Davis was well known for his dogs, his name is synonymous with Victorian sporting art. As a set of four, these paintings make a beautiful group, signed and dated by the artist. 

Archibald Thorburn (1860-1935)

Archibald Thorburn (1860-1935) 

Partridge in Flight 

Acquired on behalf of a Private collector.

Watercolour 

Renown for his birds, Thorburn is widely sought after by sporting enthusiasts from around the world. He established his reputation following a commission to illustrate Coloured Figures of the Birds of the British Isles, by Lord Lilford in 1887. His paintings were exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy until he became disillusioned with the institution and moved to A. Baird, 70 Jermyn Street. In particular his works depicting grouse, partridge and pheasant hold particular interest for collectors of Sporting Art today. 

Archibald Thorburn (1860-1935)

Archibald Thorburn (1860-1935)

Grouse in Flight 1926 

Sold to Private Collector, UK 

Watercolour, 33 x 55cm Signed: A. Thorburn

Archibald Thorburn is one of the most well known names in British Sporting Art. Famous for his detailed and accurate paintings of wild birds and of Deer. His original works are hard to come by and sought after by collectors around the world. A great many of his paintings have been reproduced as prints. 

Thorburn was a Scottish illustrator and painter, working primarily in watercolour. He was the fifth son of Robert Thorburn (1818-1885), portrait miniaturist to Queen Victoria. In 1887 Archibald Thorburn was commissioned to illustrate Lord Lilford's 'Coloured Figures of the Birds of the British Isles' and this firmly established his reputation as a painter of birds. He illustrated numerous natural history, wildlife and sporting books, including his own, and regularly scoured the Scottish Highlands sketching and painting wild birds against the evocative and dramatic landscapes. 

 

 

 

Pierre Jules Mene (1810-1879)

Pierre Jules Mene (1810-1879)

Hunting Dogs. Circa. 1870

38 x 18 x 23cm Bronze, signed

SOLD

P J Mêne is famous as a French animalières who produced a number of animal sculptures,   including horses, cows and bulls, sheep and goats which were in vogue during the Second Empire. His contemporaries included such well known names as Rosa Bonheur, Paul-Edouard Delabrierre, Pierre Louis Rouillard, Antoine-Louis Barye. As he specialized in small bronzes you will never sees his artistry as public monument. He was very successful in his day, popular with the bourgeois class. Mêne is considered to be the lost-wax casting expert of his time.  

This is an original bronze, cast in his lifetime which makes it of particular interest. The subject matter of dogs is very popular, here showing a retriever and a pointer at work out hunting. 

 

Philip Reinagle (1749-1833)

Philip Reinagle (1749-1833)

Sporting Dog circa. 1785-1790

Oil on Canvas, 60 x 76cm

POA

A Study of a Sporting dog, probably an early breed of Pointer, in a landscape. Philip Reinagle was  a member of a family of painters. He studied under Allan Ramsay (1713-1784) working mostly on portraits. Breaking away from this, Reinagle went on to become very successful in painting sporting dogs, birds and game. In 1787 he was elected an associate of the Royal Academy and in 1812 an Academician. He frequently exhibited at the British Institute. 

In 1787 at the Royal Academy, he exhibited a landscape painting 'A view taken from Brackendale Hill, Norfolk' and from then on concentrated his efforts towards landscape. 

Reinagle's best drawings for book illustration were those of dogs for William Taplin's Sportsman's cabinet (1803), which were engraved by John Scott. 

NB: We are grateful to the Kennel Club for identifying the breed of dog depicted in this work and to Hugh Belsey (Senior Research Fellow, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London) for confirming the attribution based on photographs. 

Works by Philip Ruinable are widely collected and can be found for example, at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, The National Gallery, London and The Tate Gallery, London. 

This Framed painting is for sale, please contact us

William Cruickshank (1848-1922)

William Cruickshank (1860-1935)

Dead English Grey Partridge 

Gouache, Signed, 35x46cm

 

William Cruickshank was a British painter and the grand-nephew of George Cruickshank. He studied at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh, The Royal Academy, London and in Paris. In 1871 he settled in Canada, opened a studio in Toronto and for twenty-five years was an instructor in the Central Ontario School of Art. In 1894 he was elected a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and acquired a considerable reputation as a portrait and figure painter and as a painter of Canadian scenes.