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Sporting Dog Portrait Oil Painting Of Two Foxhounds By Henry Frederick Lucas Lucas


£3,700 | $5,156 USD | €4,312 EUR
Item Number: SA776550
Date of manufacture: 1880
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Benton Fine Art
This antique has been viewed 32 times in the past month with the most views from Canada.


Henry Frederick Lucas Lucas
British, (1848 1943)
Oil on board, signed & dated 1881
Image size: 9.5 inches x 13.5 inches
Size including frame: 14 inches x 18 inches
Henry Frederick Lucas Lucas was born in Louth, Lincolnshire in 1848 to St. John Wells, a surgeon and Louisa Lucas. By 1871, his mother had died and the family had moved to Withington, Lancs where Lucas started a career as an architect’s pupil. However, by the age of 33 he was working as a professional animal artist and was living with his first wife Sarah in North Street, Rugby. Their son St John Welles Lucas Lucas (1879-1934) attended Oxford and became a poet publishing works from 1904. In 1890, Lucas he married Kathleen Liffie Beatson with whom he had 5 children and lived at Hillmorton Road, Rugby. At some point after 1911, he became estranged from his family. He died in Northampton in 1943.
Lucas specialised in sporting and hunting paintings usually featuring horses but also dogs. He painted a number of hunting scenes of the Pytchley Hunt as well as portraits of racehorses, polo ponies and hunters. Many of the polo ponies and hunters he painted were owned by his patrons Earl Betty and Sir Humphrey de Trafford. A number of his paintings were published by Fores Sporting Prints including perhaps his best known work ‘Putting in the Terrier’.
A number of his works held by the National Trust, Newport Museum & Walker Art Gallery.
Presentation: The painting is housed in a new, English made gilt frame which is in excellent condition. It bears a Winsor & Newton artists board label to the reverse which is of the period (see image).
Condition: As with all of our original antique oil paintings, this work is offered in ready to hang gallery condition, having just been professionally cleaned, restored and revarnished.
Members of the British Antique Dealers Association (BADA) the London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association (LAPADA).
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1880.


Height = 36 cm (14.2")
Width = 46 cm (18.1")
Depth = 5 cm (2.0")

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Benton Fine Art
Regent House
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