Francis Stringer

Samuel Frith with his Huntsman Jack Owen and Hounds. Chapel-En-Le-Frith Derbyshire

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January 31, 05:43 PM GMT


30,000 - 40,000 USD

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Francis Stringer

1740 - 1790

Samuel Frith with his Huntsman Jack Owen and Hounds. Chapel-En-Le-Frith Derbyshire

oil on canvas

canvas: 60 by 91 3/4 in.; 152.4 by 233 cm

framed: 69 3/4 by 103 1/2 in.; 177 by 262.8 cm

Samuel Frith, Bank Hall, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire
Sotheby's, New York, 3 June 1994, lot 28
This painting was commissioned by Samuel Frith (1753-1828) of Bank Hall, Chapel-en-le-Frith, to commemorate a memorable day's hunting on December 8, 1878. He and his huntsmen stand in a field called The Hayes, above Bank Hall.

Frith was an agent for the Duke f Devonshire at Chatsworth. He was also a J.P. and High Sheriff in 1791. In 1803, he became a Captain of Bowden Chapel Volunteers, and two years later, Colonel Commandant of the North High Peak Battalion.