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PROPERTY FROM RAFAEL VALLS LTD, LONDON

WILLIAM HUGGINS | TWO PUMAS IN A LANDSCAPE

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June 25, 01:59 PM GMT

Estimate

20,000 - 30,000 GBP

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PROPERTY FROM RAFAEL VALLS LTD, LONDON

WILLIAM HUGGINS

Liverpool 1820 - 1884 Christleton

TWO PUMAS IN A LANDSCAPE


signed and dated lower right: W. Huggins 1840

oil on panel

unframed: 50.8 x 66 cm.; 20 x 26⅜ in.

framed: 63.5 x 79.8 cm.; 25 x 31½ in.


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In the collection of the Master of Kinnaird;

With Ackerman & Johnson;

From whom acquired in 1966 by Mary Lou Cashman, Illinois. 

"Somewhere between George Stubbs and Jacques Laurent Agasse, Huggins’ paintings capture the nineteenth-century fascination with exotic animals and the romance of Britain’s global trade network. Depictions of pumas are particularly unusual in European art from this period, and this is exactly what you would expect from the Rafael Valls gallery – something a bit different, a bit quirky, possibly by an artist you haven’t heard of before – but so much more interesting for it."


Julian Gascoigne


William Huggins was an English artist who specialised in drawing animals and is known for his brilliance of colour. A member of the Liverpool Academy of Arts, he enjoyed the close company of animals and has been compared to his fellow Liverpool artist, George Stubbs.