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        • JOHN FERNELEY, THOMAS WILKINSON WITH THE HURWORTH FOXHOUNDS, POSTER ON FOAMCORE
          May. 17, 2024

          JOHN FERNELEY, THOMAS WILKINSON WITH THE HURWORTH FOXHOUNDS, POSTER ON FOAMCORE

          Est: $65 - $75

          Artist: John Ferneley, English (1782 - 1860) Title: Thomas Wilkinson with the Hurworth Foxhounds Year: 1991 Medium: Poster on foamcore Size: 21.75 x 32 in. (55.25 x 81.28 cm)

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        • John Ferneley Senior (British, 1782-1860) A chestnut hunter in a landscape
          Mar. 13, 2024

          John Ferneley Senior (British, 1782-1860) A chestnut hunter in a landscape

          Est: £2,000 - £3,000

          John Ferneley Senior (British, 1782-1860) A chestnut hunter in a landscape signed and dated 'J Ferneley/Pinxt 1806.' (lower left) oil on canvas 48 x 61cm (18 7/8 x 24in). ~For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

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        • John FERNELEY senior Thrussington, 1782 - Melton Mowbray, 1860 Frère et sœur et leur poney Huile sur toile
          Feb. 06, 2024

          John FERNELEY senior Thrussington, 1782 - Melton Mowbray, 1860 Frère et sœur et leur poney Huile sur toile

          Est: €6,000 - €8,000

          John FERNELEY senior Thrussington, 1782 - Melton Mowbray, 1860 Frère et sœur et leur poney Huile sur toile Signée et datée 'John (...) / 1822' en bas à gauche h: 64,50 w: 76,50 cm Provenance : Vente anonyme ; Londres, Christie's, 17 mars 1972, n°75 ; Collection particulière, Belgique Commentaire : Rapport de condition: Huile sur toile, rentoilée, châssis à clés à une traverse verticale. Bonne tension de la toile. Quelques rares légers frottements et petites griffures superficiels épars. Quelques petites retouches éparses, principalement situées dans le ciel et les zones secondaires de la composition. Retouches dans le chapeau et les cheveux de la jeune fille. Vernis ancien légèrement jaune et encrassé. Bon état général de conservation. Bel état de présentation. Estimation 6 000 - 8 000 €

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        • John Ferneley Senior (British, 1782-1860) 'A Favorite Hunter of H.DeBurgh Esqre of Drayton Hall near Uxbridge'
          Nov. 15, 2023

          John Ferneley Senior (British, 1782-1860) 'A Favorite Hunter of H.DeBurgh Esqre of Drayton Hall near Uxbridge'

          Est: £5,000 - £7,000

          John Ferneley Senior (British, 1782-1860) 'A Favorite Hunter of H.DeBurgh Esqre of Drayton Hall near Uxbridge' signed, dated and inscribed 'John Ferneley/Melton Mowbray/ 1823' (lower right) oil on canvas 88 x 108cm (34 5/8 x 42 1/2in).

          Bonhams
        • After John Ferneley 'Spaniel, The Winner of the Derby Stakes at Epsom 1831'
          Nov. 15, 2023

          After John Ferneley 'Spaniel, The Winner of the Derby Stakes at Epsom 1831'

          Est: £1,000 - £1,500

          After John Ferneley 'Spaniel, The Winner of the Derby Stakes at Epsom 1831' bears signature 'J.Ferneley/1831' (lower left) oil on panel 32 x 43.2cm (12 5/8 x 17in).

          Bonhams
        • JOHN E. FERNELEY SENIOR (1782-1860), A HUNTER IN A LANDSCAPE
          Oct. 18, 2023

          JOHN E. FERNELEY SENIOR (1782-1860), A HUNTER IN A LANDSCAPE

          Est: £6,000 - £8,000

          JOHN E. FERNELEY SENIOR (1782-1860)A HUNTER IN A LANDSCAPE Oil on canvasSigned, inscribed `Melton Mowbray' and indistinctly titled (lower left)69 x 90cm (27 x 35¼ in.)

          Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
        • JOHN E. FERNELEY SENIOR (BRITISH 1782-1860), THE PONY OF THE LATE REVD. W.I WOODCOCK
          Oct. 18, 2023

          JOHN E. FERNELEY SENIOR (BRITISH 1782-1860), THE PONY OF THE LATE REVD. W.I WOODCOCK

          Est: £4,000 - £6,000

          JOHN E. FERNELEY SENIOR (BRITISH 1782-1860)THE PONY OF THE LATE REVD. W.I WOODCOCKOil on canvas66 x 91.5cm (25 x 36 in.)Provenance:J. Pratt and Sons, DerbySale, Christie's, South Kensington, Interiors, 22 January 2013, lot 641It is thought that this portrait was painted in the 1840s. While it does not feature in Ferneley's account books, he did paint three portraits of a Mrs Woodcock between February and August 1829 which were charged to the account of a Mr Keale - no. 288 in Ferneley's account books.

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        • MANNER OF JOHN E. FERNELEY, SR. (BRITISH 1782-1860)
          Jun. 15, 2023

          MANNER OF JOHN E. FERNELEY, SR. (BRITISH 1782-1860)

          Est: $3,000 - $4,000

          MANNER OF JOHN E. FERNELEY, SR. (BRITISH 1782-1860) Portrait of a Bay Horse and King Charles Spaniel, oil on canvas 87 x 99 cm (34 1/4 x 39 in.) framed dimensions: 99 x 111 cm (39 x 43 3/4 in.)

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        • ATRRIB. TO: FERNELEY, JOHN (BRITISH, 1781 - 1860) "A BAY MARE IN TOWN".
          Jun. 07, 2023

          ATRRIB. TO: FERNELEY, JOHN (BRITISH, 1781 - 1860) "A BAY MARE IN TOWN".

          Est: $2,000 - $4,000

          Condition: Painting appears to be in a good condition. Not examined out of the frame. Canvas shows visible very uniform craquelure throughout, and is slightly warped, loose and needs re-stretching. Visible under black light are signs of missed paint, spots of inpainting, paint chips in upper-right margin and floating black spots. Uneven canvas glazing and minor surface dust. Frame is new, but has some minor use-related wear. This is not a standard shippable item and will require 3rd party shipping or pickup arrangements to be made. Artist: Attributed to John Ferneley (British, 1781 - 1860). Condition: Please see description. Frame: Modern black and gold ornate frame. Medium: Oil on Canvas. Signature: Unsigned. Title: "A Bay Mare in Town". Work Size: 25 - 1/2" x 35 - 1/4". Condition: Dimensions: Frame: 35 - 3/4" x 1 - 1/4" x 45 - 3/4".

          Morphy Auctions
        • JOHN FERNELEY (Thrussington, Leicestershire, 1782 - Melton Mowbray, 1860). "Favourite Funters of Count Batthyani". 1835. Oil on panel. Signed and dated in the lower right corner. It has an old registration label on the back.
          May. 30, 2023

          JOHN FERNELEY (Thrussington, Leicestershire, 1782 - Melton Mowbray, 1860). "Favourite Funters of Count Batthyani". 1835. Oil on panel. Signed and dated in the lower right corner. It has an old registration label on the back.

          Est: €1,500 - €1,800

          JOHN FERNELEY (Thrussington, Leicestershire, 1782 - Melton Mowbray, 1860). "Favourite Funters of Count Batthyani. 1835. Oil on panel. Signed and dated in the lower right corner. It has an old registration label on the back. Measurements: 22 x 34 cm; 26 x 39 cm (frame). John E. Ferneley was an English painter who specialised in portraying sporting horses and hunting scenes. Although his interpretation of horses was stylised, he is considered one of the great British equine artists. In London he studied with the sporting artist Benjamin Marshall. While training with Marshall, he entered the Royal Academy School and his paintings were exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1806 and 1853. His equine genre work became highly sought after, and his patrons included many royalty and personalities such as Beau Brummel and the Count d'Orsay. Ferneley was routinely commissioned to paint the famous hunts of Quorn, Belvoir and Cottesmore. He also painted "scurries", panoramic pictures showing a sequence of events. Between 1810 and 1812 he visited Ireland on several occasions, producing a large number of commissioned paintings for wealthy Irish patrons. Ferneley kept a series of account books dating from 1807 to 1860, the detailed annotations of which have been of great use to later historians. John Ferneley College in Melton Mowbray is named after him.

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        • JOHN FERNELEY (Thrussington, Leicestershire, 1782 - Melton Mowbray, 1860). "Favourite Hunter of Count Batthyani. 1835. Oil on panel. Signed and dated in the lower right corner. It has an old registration label on the back.
          May. 30, 2023

          JOHN FERNELEY (Thrussington, Leicestershire, 1782 - Melton Mowbray, 1860). "Favourite Hunter of Count Batthyani. 1835. Oil on panel. Signed and dated in the lower right corner. It has an old registration label on the back.

          Est: €1,500 - €1,800

          JOHN FERNELEY (Thrussington, Leicestershire, 1782 - Melton Mowbray, 1860). "Favourite Hunter of Count Batthyani. 1835. Oil on panel. Signed and dated in the lower right corner. It has an old registration label on the back. Measurements: 22 x 34 cm; 26 x 39 cm (frame). John E. Ferneley was an English painter who specialised in portraying sporting horses and hunting scenes. Although his interpretation of horses was stylised, he is considered one of the great British equine artists. In London he studied with the sporting artist Benjamin Marshall. While training with Marshall, he entered the Royal Academy School and his paintings were exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1806 and 1853. His equine genre work became highly sought after, and his patrons included many royalty and personalities such as Beau Brummel and the Count d'Orsay. Ferneley was routinely commissioned to paint the famous hunts of Quorn, Belvoir and Cottesmore. He also painted "scurries", panoramic pictures showing a sequence of events. Between 1810 and 1812 he visited Ireland on several occasions, producing a large number of commissioned paintings for wealthy Irish patrons. Ferneley kept a series of account books dating from 1807 to 1860, the detailed annotations of which have been of great use to later historians. John Ferneley College in Melton Mowbray is named after him.

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        • § JOHN FERNELEY 1782-1860 Portrait of William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne of Kilmore, Lord Melbourne, Baron of Kilmore, Baron Melbo...
          May. 02, 2023

          § JOHN FERNELEY 1782-1860 Portrait of William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne of Kilmore, Lord Melbourne, Baron of Kilmore, Baron Melbo...

          Est: $25,000 - $35,000

          § JOHN FERNELEY 1782-1860 Portrait of William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne of Kilmore, Lord Melbourne, Baron of Kilmore, Baron Melbourne of Melbourne (circa 1805) oil on board 56.3 x 42.7 cm frame: original, maker unknown, London PROVENANCE John Ferneley, London William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, London, commissioned from the above Arthur Ackermann & Son Ltd, London (label verso) Rachel Larimer Mellon Walton, Pittsburgh Private Collection, New York, by descent from the above Private Collection, Adelaide

          Smith & Singer
        • JOHN FERNELEY SR, BRITISH 1782-1860, HUNT SCENE, Oil on canvas, 34 x 42 in. (86.4 x 106.7 cm.), Frame: 42 3/4 x 50 1/2 in. (108.6 x 128.3 cm.)
          Apr. 06, 2023

          JOHN FERNELEY SR, BRITISH 1782-1860, HUNT SCENE, Oil on canvas, 34 x 42 in. (86.4 x 106.7 cm.), Frame: 42 3/4 x 50 1/2 in. (108.6 x 128.3 cm.)

          Est: $8,000 - $12,000

          JOHN FERNELEY SR BRITISH, 1782-1860 HUNT SCENE Oil on canvas Catalogue note: John E. Ferneley Sr. is one of the most prominent equine painters in British art. Born in 1782, Ferneley began painting horses under the guidance of his mentor, the sporting painter Benjamin Marshall. Marshall enrolled Ferneley in the Royal Academy school, where Ferneley would exhibit his first painting in 1806. His reputation as a skilled equine painter grew quickly, allowing him to travel throughout England and Ireland and take many commissions. In 1814, Ferneley settled in the town of Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, which at the time was a major hub for fox hunting. Ferneley's equine and hunting scenes became highly sought-after. He enjoyed a steady stream of wealthy patrons, including dukes, earls, professional sportsmen and famous socialites of the era, most notably Beau Brummel and Alfred D'Orsay. The 19th century art critic and writer, Walter Shaw Sparrow, once wrote that Ferneley was "...the Gainsborough of English Horse painters." His work is included in the collections of the Tate Gallery (London) and the National Museum of Racing (Saratoga), among others.

          Potomack Company
        • HISTORICAL ENGLISH HORSE PAINTING, POSSIBLY BY JOHN FERNELEY, SR.
          Jan. 28, 2023

          HISTORICAL ENGLISH HORSE PAINTING, POSSIBLY BY JOHN FERNELEY, SR.

          Est: $1,200 - $1,400

          Oil on canvas equestrian portrait depicting a dapple-grey hunter in a hilly landscape set against a cloudy sunset or sunrise sky. Signed lower left, "John Ferneley," (British, 1782-1860). Handwriting on the rear of the frame suggests a possible identity of the horse: "The Hermit by Greyskin, Mount of Charles Davis (died 1867), Huntsman to the Royal Buckhounds." Housed in a period giltwood frame. Sight: 29 1/2" W x 24 1/2" H. Frame: 34 1/4" W by 29 1/8" H. Early/Mid-19th century. Note: Hermit was the mount of the legendary British equestrian Charles Davis, Huntsman to Her Majesty Queen Victoria and First Whip of The Royal Buckhounds from 1821 until 1866. Charles Davis is featured in the 1897 book "The Queen's Hounds and Stag-hunting Recollections" by Baron Thomas Lister Ribblesdale and Edward Burrows. The book features illustrations of Charles Davis astride Hermit. Hermit is mentioned in the text as Davis's favorite mount. Davis is depicted riding Hermit in several paintings by other artists. Biographical note: John Ferneley, Sr. was born on 18 May 1782 at Thrussington, Leicestershire. By the time of his death in Melton Mowbray in 1860, he was regarded as one of the great British animal painters, specializing in horses, prize sheep, and cattle. He opened his studio in Melton Mowbray which was fast becoming a center for fashionable country sports particularly fox hunting. Painting in Melton during the hunting season, he also toured around the great estates of England and Ireland, painting landowners' horses, cattle, sheep, and hounds. His work became much sought after and his patrons included members of British and European Royal families and personalities such as Beau Brummel and the Count d'Orsay. He depicted Charles Davis on another mount in at least one painting (source: Leicestershire Country Council Museum Collections).

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        • John Ferneley Sr. Equestrian Oil Painting
          Jan. 25, 2023

          John Ferneley Sr. Equestrian Oil Painting

          Est: $20,000 - $30,000

          John E. Ferneley Sr., U.K. (1782-1860). Oil on canvas signed bottom center and mounted in carved gilt wood frame with engraved bronze name tag. Ferneley is regarded as one of the best Britain equine artists and has painted sporting horses and hunting scenes. Measures 42.5"H x 50"W framed; 33.5"H x 41.5"W unframed. Condition report: oil on canvas relined, some light damage to frame, craquelure, please see photos. AAG is not responsible for any errors or omissions to any lots. All sales are final and sold as is. This lot cannot be shipped in house. For an instant guaranteed third party shipping quote through Quality Packing and Shipping visit: https://www.qualitypackship.com/abington-copy-1 or contact our other third party shippers for assistance.

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        • ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN FERNELEY SN. (THRUSSINGTON 1782-1860 MELTON MOWBRAY) Por
          Dec. 09, 2022

          ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN FERNELEY SN. (THRUSSINGTON 1782-1860 MELTON MOWBRAY) Por

          Est: £5,000 - £10,000

          ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN FERNELEY SN. (THRUSSINGTON 1782-1860 MELTON MOWBRAY) Portrait of Anthony Adrian Keith-Falconer, 7th Earl of Kintore (1794-1844),... oil on canvas 46 x 36 in. (116.9 x 91.3 cm.)

          Christie's
        • JOHN FERNELEY SENIOR (THRUSSINGTON 1782-1860) Anthony Adrian, 7th Earl of K
          Dec. 09, 2022

          JOHN FERNELEY SENIOR (THRUSSINGTON 1782-1860) Anthony Adrian, 7th Earl of K

          Est: £5,000 - £8,000

          JOHN FERNELEY SENIOR (THRUSSINGTON 1782-1860) Anthony Adrian, 7th Earl of Kintore on Tom of Lincoln, hunting in an... oil on canvas 13 1/4 x 24 1/4 in. (33.6 x 62.6 cm.)

          Christie's
        • John Ferneley, Sr., (1782-1860), "Jack and Dictator," 1837, Oil on canvas, 41.5" H x 57" W
          Dec. 06, 2022

          John Ferneley, Sr., (1782-1860), "Jack and Dictator," 1837, Oil on canvas, 41.5" H x 57" W

          Est: $8,000 - $12,000

          John Ferneley, Sr. (1782-1860) "Jack and Dictator," 1837 Oil on canvas Signed, inscribed, and dated at lower center edge: J. Ferneley, Melton Mowbray; titled and dated on frame plaque 41.5" H x 57" W Notes: There is an old, undated, handwritten note attached to the stretcher of this painting, outlining the potential interest of a one-time buyer.

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        • John Ferneley (British, 1782-1860) The horse 'Vagabond', owned by Henry Everard Esq, and the dog 'Nell', owned by his fiancé Miss Helen Stuart
          Nov. 22, 2022

          John Ferneley (British, 1782-1860) The horse 'Vagabond', owned by Henry Everard Esq, and the dog 'Nell', owned by his fiancé Miss Helen Stuart

          Est: £6,000 - £8,000

          John Ferneley (British, 1782-1860) The horse 'Vagabond', owned by Henry Everard Esq, and the dog 'Nell', owned by his fiancé Miss Helen Stuart signed, dated and inscribed 'Ferneley/Melton Mowbray/1847' (lower right) oil on canvas 86.4 x 112.4cm (34 x 44 1/4in).

          Bonhams
        • Huntsman and his hounds, said to be Charles, 3rd Baron of Southampton, Master of the Quorn Hunt, 1827-1881
          Nov. 22, 2022

          Huntsman and his hounds, said to be Charles, 3rd Baron of Southampton, Master of the Quorn Hunt, 1827-1881

          Est: £10,000 - £15,000

          John Ferneley (British, 1782-1860) Huntsman and his hounds, said to be Charles, 3rd Baron of Southampton, Master of the Quorn Hunt, 1827-1881 oil on canvas 61 x 90.2cm (24 x 35 1/2in).

          Bonhams
        • Oil on canvas of three horses and riders
          Nov. 17, 2022

          Oil on canvas of three horses and riders

          Est: $400 - $700

          Manner of John Ferneley (British 1782-1860), oil on canvas of three horses and riders, identified as Mr. Ben on Dux, Mr. Lowther on Blatchington, and Mr. H. Preston on Clarissa, 28" x 36". Provenance: A local Pennsylvania Estate. NO in-house shipping for this lot.

          Pook & Pook Inc.
        • John Ferneley, Thomas Wilkinson with the Hurworth Foxhounds, Poster on foamcore
          Nov. 05, 2022

          John Ferneley, Thomas Wilkinson with the Hurworth Foxhounds, Poster on foamcore

          Est: $150 - $200

          Artist: John Ferneley, English (1782 - 1860) Title: Thomas Wilkinson with the Hurworth Foxhounds Year: 1991 Medium: Poster on foamcore Image Size: Size: 21.75 x 32 in. (55.25 x 81.28 cm)

          RoGallery
        • Hunters With a Groom
          Oct. 25, 2022

          Hunters With a Groom

          Est: $20,000 - $30,000

          Property from the collection of The Jockey Club (US) for the benefit of initiatives in support of the Thoroughbred industry Attributed to John E. Ferneley British 1782 - 1860 Hunters With a Groom signed and dated J Ferneley, 1812 (lower right) oil on canvas canvas: 44 1/2 by 59 1/2 in.; 113 by 151.1 cm framed: 49 1/2 by 64 1/4 in.; 125.7 by 163.1 cm Bid on Sotheby's

          Sotheby's
        • A Chestnut Hunter with Robert Day up
          Oct. 25, 2022

          A Chestnut Hunter with Robert Day up

          Est: $50,000 - $70,000

          Property from the Collection of the Late Paula and Don Gaston John Ferneley Snr. British 1782 - 1860 A Chestnut Hunter with Robert Day up signed and dated lower right, on the stone: J. Ferneley./pinx.t/1807  oil on canvas canvas: 40 by 47 3/4 in.; 101.6 by 121.3 cm framed: 46 by 54 in.; 117 by 145 cm Bid on Sotheby's

          Sotheby's
        • Beeswing & Foal with Old Fort Beyond
          Oct. 25, 2022

          Beeswing & Foal with Old Fort Beyond

          Est: $15,000 - $20,000

          Property from the collection of The Jockey Club (US) for the benefit of initiatives in support of the Thoroughbred industry John E. Ferneley 1782 - 1860 Beeswing & Foal with Old Fort Beyond signed and dated John E. Ferneley (lower center) oil on canvas canvas: 28 by 36 in.; 71.1 by 91.4 cm framed: 33 by 41 in.; 83.8 by 104.1 cm Bid on Sotheby's

          Sotheby's
        • ***PLEASE NOTE THIS IS BY JOHN FERNELEY JNR (1814 - 1862)*** JOHN FERNELEY JNR (1814 - 1862) Landscape with Chestnut Hunter Oil on canvas, 71 x 91cm Signed and dated 1840
          Oct. 18, 2022

          ***PLEASE NOTE THIS IS BY JOHN FERNELEY JNR (1814 - 1862)*** JOHN FERNELEY JNR (1814 - 1862) Landscape with Chestnut Hunter Oil on canvas, 71 x 91cm Signed and dated 1840

          Est: €2,000 - €4,000

          ***PLEASE NOTE THIS IS BY JOHN FERNELEY JNR (1814 - 1862)*** JOHN FERNELEY JNR (1814 - 1862) Landscape with Chestnut Hunter Oil on canvas, 71 x 91cm Signed and dated 1840

          Adam's
        • JOHN FERNELEY SR. (1782-1860) EQUESTRIAN PAINTING
          Oct. 16, 2022

          JOHN FERNELEY SR. (1782-1860) EQUESTRIAN PAINTING

          Est: $1,000 - $2,000

          Framed oil on canvas painting, Portrait of a Bay and Grey Hunter, signed lower right J. Ferneley, Melton Mowbray (John E. Ferneley, Senior, English, 1782-1860), dated 1823, sight: approx 35"h, 44"w, overall: approx 41"h, 50"w, 23.5lbs Start Price: $800.00

          Austin Auction Gallery
        • JOHN FERNELEY, SR. (BRITISH, 1782-1860)
          Oct. 07, 2022

          JOHN FERNELEY, SR. (BRITISH, 1782-1860)

          Est: $8,000 - $12,000

          JOHN FERNELEY, SR. (BRITISH, 1782-1860) Chickens in a barnyard oil on canvas 28 x 35 3/4 in. (71.1 x 90.7 cm.)

          Christie's
        • JOHN E. FERNELEY SR., ENGLISH 1782-1860, CHESTNUT, GREY HUNTER AND PONY IN A LANDSCAPE WITH A CASTLE IN THE BACKGROUND, Oil on canvas, 45 1/2 x 57 3/4 in. (115.57 x 146.69 cm.), Frame: 51 x 63 in. (129.54 x 160.02 cm.)
          Sep. 28, 2022

          JOHN E. FERNELEY SR., ENGLISH 1782-1860, CHESTNUT, GREY HUNTER AND PONY IN A LANDSCAPE WITH A CASTLE IN THE BACKGROUND, Oil on canvas, 45 1/2 x 57 3/4 in. (115.57 x 146.69 cm.), Frame: 51 x 63 in. (129.54 x 160.02 cm.)

          Est: $15,000 - $30,000

          JOHN E. FERNELEY SR. ENGLISH, 1782-1860 CHESTNUT, GREY HUNTER AND PONY IN A LANDSCAPE WITH A CASTLE IN THE BACKGROUND Oil on canvas Lower right signed and dated: J. Ferneley / Melton Mowbray / 1838; verso labels Note: In Ferneley's account books, he lists a painting done in 1838 as: #447 for the Archdeacon Croft. Portrait of Two Horses and a pony. in "The Melton Mowbray of John Ferneley by Guy Paget" 1931. Catalogue note: John E. Ferneley Sr. is one of the most prominent equine painters in British art. Born in 1782, Ferneley began painting horses under the guidance of his mentor, the sporting painter Benjamin Marshall. Marshall enrolled Ferneley in the Royal Academy school, where Ferneley would exhibit his first painting in 1806. His reputation as a skilled equine painter grew quickly, allowing him to travel throughout England and Ireland and take many commissions. In 1814, Ferneley settled in the town of Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, which at the time was a major hub for fox hunting. Ferneley's equine and hunting scenes became highly sought-after. He enjoyed a steady stream of wealthy patrons, including dukes, earls, professional sportsmen and famous socialites of the era, most notably Beau Brummel and Alfred D'Orsay. The 19th century art critic and writer, Walter Shaw Sparrow, once wrote that Ferneley was "...the Gainsborough of English Horse painters." His work is included in the collections of the Tate Gallery (London) and the National Museum of Racing (Saratoga), among others.

          Potomack Company
        • John Ferneley, Thomas Wilkinson with the Hurworth Foxhounds, Poster on foamcore
          Aug. 10, 2022

          John Ferneley, Thomas Wilkinson with the Hurworth Foxhounds, Poster on foamcore

          Est: $150 - $200

          Artist: John Ferneley, English (1782 - 1860) Title: Thomas Wilkinson with the Hurworth Foxhounds Year: 1991 Medium: Poster on foamcore Image Size: Size: 21.75 x 32 in. (55.25 x 81.28 cm)

          RoGallery
        • JOHN FERNELEY SENIOR (THRUSSINGTON 1782-1860) Mr Sadler's Dangerous, a ches
          Jul. 08, 2022

          JOHN FERNELEY SENIOR (THRUSSINGTON 1782-1860) Mr Sadler's Dangerous, a ches

          Est: £50,000 - £80,000

          JOHN FERNELEY SENIOR (THRUSSINGTON 1782-1860) Mr Sadler's Dangerous, a chestnut racehorse with Chapple up oil on canvas 28 1/4 x 36 1/4 in. (71.8 x 92.1 cm.)

          Christie's
        • JOHN FERNELEY SENIOR (THRUSSINGTON 1782-1860) John Henry Bucklitch, Lord Ki
          Jul. 08, 2022

          JOHN FERNELEY SENIOR (THRUSSINGTON 1782-1860) John Henry Bucklitch, Lord Ki

          Est: £30,000 - £50,000

          JOHN FERNELEY SENIOR (THRUSSINGTON 1782-1860) John Henry Bucklitch, Lord Kintore's keeper, stalking roebuck at Keith Hall oil on canvas 21 1/4 x 39 1/4 in. (54 x 99.6 cm.)

          Christie's
        • JOHN FERNELEY SENIOR (THRUSSINGTON 1782-1860) Blush and Juno, English Sette
          Jul. 08, 2022

          JOHN FERNELEY SENIOR (THRUSSINGTON 1782-1860) Blush and Juno, English Sette

          Est: £25,000 - £35,000

          JOHN FERNELEY SENIOR (THRUSSINGTON 1782-1860) Blush and Juno, English Setters in an extensive landscape oil on canvas 21 1/4 x 39 in. (54 x 99.1 cm.)

          Christie's
        • JOHN FERNELEY SENIOR (THRUSSINGTON 1782-1860) Anthony Adrian, 7th Earl of K
          Jul. 08, 2022

          JOHN FERNELEY SENIOR (THRUSSINGTON 1782-1860) Anthony Adrian, 7th Earl of K

          Est: £8,000 - £12,000

          JOHN FERNELEY SENIOR (THRUSSINGTON 1782-1860) Anthony Adrian, 7th Earl of Kintore on Tom of Lincoln, hunting in an... oil on canvas 13 x 24 in. (33 x 61 cm.)

          Christie's
        • JOHN FERNELEY (THRUSSINGTON 1782-1860 MELTON MOWBRAY) Portrait of Samuel Du
          Jun. 16, 2022

          JOHN FERNELEY (THRUSSINGTON 1782-1860 MELTON MOWBRAY) Portrait of Samuel Du

          Est: $12,000 - $18,000

          JOHN FERNELEY (THRUSSINGTON 1782-1860 MELTON MOWBRAY) Portrait of Samuel Dumbleton (c. 1750-1834), Whipper-in to the Earl of... oil on canvas 25 x 30 in. (63.5 x 76.2 cm.)

          Christie's
        • JOHN E. FERNELEY (BRITISH 1782-1860), THE HON. HENRY AUGUSTUS CRAVEN CLEARING A BROOK WITH HOUNDS
          May. 26, 2022

          JOHN E. FERNELEY (BRITISH 1782-1860), THE HON. HENRY AUGUSTUS CRAVEN CLEARING A BROOK WITH HOUNDS

          Est: £40,000 - £60,000

          JOHN E. FERNELEY (BRITISH 1782-1860)THE HON. HENRY AUGUSTUS CRAVEN CLEARING A FENCED BROOK WITH HOUNDS AFTER A SCENT, BELVOIR CASTLE BEYONDOil on canvas Signed, inscribed and dated 'Melton Mowbray 1832' (lower right)100 x 125cm (39¼ x 49 in.)Provenance:By descent in the family of the sitter to7th Earl of Craven (+); Sale, Phillips, 11 December 1984, lot 127 (£65,000).Richard Green, London,1985.Sale, Christie's, London, 26 May 2000. lot 46.(£69,750)Where purchased by present owner. LITERATURE:Major G. Paget, The Melton Mowbray of John Ferneley, Leicester, 1931, p. 140, no. 350.The Hon. George Augustus Craven (1810-1836) was the second son of William, 7th Baron and 1st Earl of Craven, and his wife Louisa Brunton, a well-known actress. He married Georgiana, daughter of Walter Smythe, by whom he had a son, William George (1835-1906) of the 1st Life Guards. Craven died young in 1836, his wife remarrying in 1844 Edmond, Duc de La Force. Craven is mentioned several times in the artist's account books.

          Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
        • JOHN FERNELEY SENIOR (BRITISH 1782-1860), PORTRAIT OF MR WHITE
          May. 26, 2022

          JOHN FERNELEY SENIOR (BRITISH 1782-1860), PORTRAIT OF MR WHITE

          Est: £20,000 - £30,000

          JOHN FERNELEY SENIOR (BRITISH 1782-1860)PORTRAIT OF MR WHITE, ON A HUNTER WITH HOUNDS, A GROOM HOLDING ANOTHER MOUNTOil on canvas Signed, inscribed and dated `Melton Mowbray/1816' (lower left)87.6 x 118cm (34¼ x 46¼ in.)Provenance:Ehrich-Newhouse Galleries, New York, 1935William de Krafft, Heronden Hall, Tenterden, Kent, Christie's, London, 6 November 1959, lot 121 (900 gns. to Ackermann)Private collection and thence by descent Literature:Major Guy Paget, The Melton Mowbray of John Ferneley (1782-1860), Leicester, 1931, p. 128, no. 51, as 'Mr White, 1816, Portrait of Himself and Two Horses'Although this picture has traditionally been thought to show Captain John White, Master of the Cheshire Hunt from 1841-1855, the date of 1816 would suggest the sitter is more likely to be Melton White, a 'patron of Ferneley during his first years at Melton' (Paget, op. cit., p. 28). This may well be the J. White Esq., for whom Ferneley painted a horse portrait the following year (ibid., p. 129, no. 78) and two further portraits in 1828 (ibid., p. 135, no. 254).

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        • JOHN FERNELEY SENIOR (BRITISH 1782-1860), A SADDLED HUNTER IN A STABLE YARD WITH A LANDSCAPE BEYOND
          May. 26, 2022

          JOHN FERNELEY SENIOR (BRITISH 1782-1860), A SADDLED HUNTER IN A STABLE YARD WITH A LANDSCAPE BEYOND

          Est: £10,000 - £15,000

          JOHN FERNELEY SENIOR (BRITISH 1782-1860)A SADDLED HUNTER IN A STABLE YARD WITH A WOODED LANDSCAPE BEYONDOil on canvas Signed, inscribed and dated 'Melton Mowbray/1829' (lower right)87 x 107.3cm (34¼ x 42 in.)Provenance:Sir Walter Gilbey, 1st Bt. (1831-1914)aLeger Galleries, London, 1954Provenance:Kingston-upon-Hull, Ferens Art Gallery, Sporting Pictures, June 1949, no. 60

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        • John Ferneley, Thomas Wilkinson with the Hurworth Foxhounds, Poster on foamcore
          Apr. 19, 2022

          John Ferneley, Thomas Wilkinson with the Hurworth Foxhounds, Poster on foamcore

          Est: $90 - $120

          Artist: John Ferneley, English (1782 - 1860) Title: Thomas Wilkinson with the Hurworth Foxhounds Year: 1991 Medium: Poster on foamcore Size: 21.75 x 32 in. (55.25 x 81.28 cm)

          RoGallery
        • Grey Arabian Horses (John Ferneley Senior, early 19th century)
          Apr. 12, 2022

          Grey Arabian Horses (John Ferneley Senior, early 19th century)

          Est: £8,000 - £12,000

          [Δ] Grey Arabian Horses. John Ferneley Senior (1782-1860. Early 19th century. Oil on canvas.  Dimensions: Unframed: 13 in (H) x 16 in (W) Framed: 19 in (H) x 21 in (W)

          Sloane Street Auctions
        • John Ferneley Senior (Thrussington 1782-1860 Melton Mowbray) Melton Mowbray (a bay and a grey hunter in a landscape) 34 1/2 x 44in (87.6 x 111.8cm)
          Apr. 05, 2022

          John Ferneley Senior (Thrussington 1782-1860 Melton Mowbray) Melton Mowbray (a bay and a grey hunter in a landscape) 34 1/2 x 44in (87.6 x 111.8cm)

          Est: $3,000 - $5,000

          John Ferneley Senior (Thrussington 1782-1860 Melton Mowbray) Melton Mowbray (a bay and a grey hunter in a landscape) signed and dated 'J.Ferneley / Melton Mowbray / 1823' (lower right) oil canvas 34 1/2 x 44in (87.6 x 111.8cm) For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

          Bonhams
        • John E. Ferneley (British, 1782–1860) A Bay Hunter
          Feb. 22, 2022

          John E. Ferneley (British, 1782–1860) A Bay Hunter

          Est: $6,000 - $10,000

          John E. Ferneley (British, 1782–1860) A Bay Hunter Signed, inscribed and dated 'J. Ferneley/Melton Mowbray/1836' bottom right, oil on canvas 34 x 41 1/2 in. (86.4 x 105.4cm) Provenance Private Collection, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

          Freeman's
        • JOHN FERNELEY, SEN. (BRITISH, 1781-1860) 'Rodolph', a bay hunter, in an ex
          Dec. 16, 2021

          JOHN FERNELEY, SEN. (BRITISH, 1781-1860) 'Rodolph', a bay hunter, in an ex

          Est: £8,000 - £12,000

          JOHN FERNELEY, SEN. (BRITISH, 1781-1860) 'Rodolph', a bay hunter, in an extensive landscape oil on canvas 28 x 36 in. (71.1 x 91.5 cm.)

          Christie's
        • John Ferneley Senior (English 1782-1860), A chestnut hunter in a loose box
          Dec. 14, 2021

          John Ferneley Senior (English 1782-1860), A chestnut hunter in a loose box

          Est: £6,000 - £8,000

          John Ferneley Senior (English 1782-1860)A chestnut hunter in a loose box Oil on canvas Signed, dated and inscribed `Melton Mowbray/1844' (lower left)85 x 105cm (33¼ x 41¼ in.)

          Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
        • Circle of John E. Ferneley, Snr. (British, 1782-1860)
          Dec. 09, 2021

          Circle of John E. Ferneley, Snr. (British, 1782-1860)

          Est: £1,000 - £1,500

          Circle of John E. Ferneley, Snr. (British, 1782-1860) Portrait of Sir Wilfrid Lawson, 2nd Bt. of Brayton (1829-1906) on horseback in a landscape oil on canvas 85 x 106cm Provenance: By descent through the sitter's sister, great-grandmother of the present owner Footnote: The landscape behind the sitter most likely depicts Brayton Hall in northern Cumbria - the ancestral seat of the Lawson family, which was destroyed by fire in 1918. In the distance beyond can be seen the Solway Firth and Criffel in Scotland rising above Kirkbean in the distance. Sir Wilfrid Lawson, 2nd Baronet (1829-1906) was an English temperance campaigner and radical, anti-imperialist Liberal Party politician who held various seats in the House of Commons between 1859 and 1906. He was born at Brayton Hall, Aspatria, Cumberland and was educated at home. His political views were largely the product of his father, Sir Wilfrid Lawson, 1st Baronet, of Brayton, and the constant stream of influential guests who visited Brayton Hall during his childhood. During his lifetime, Lawson was one of Britain's most celebrated and popular political figures. His strength of argument came from his ability to deliver the spoken word with humour, such that his precise, logical, well-balanced arguments ranked high when compared to his political contemporaries.

          Cheffins
        • JOHN FERNELEY SENIOR (THRUSSINGTON 1782-1860 MELTON MOWBRAY) Mr Armitage's
          Dec. 08, 2021

          JOHN FERNELEY SENIOR (THRUSSINGTON 1782-1860 MELTON MOWBRAY) Mr Armitage's

          Est: £50,000 - £80,000

          JOHN FERNELEY SENIOR (THRUSSINGTON 1782-1860 MELTON MOWBRAY) Mr Armitage's 'Velocipede' with William Scott up and trainer John Scott... oil on canvas 34 x 42 in. (86.4 x 106.7 cm.)

          Christie's
        • John Ferneley, Thomas Wilkinson with the Hurworth Foxhounds, Poster on foamcore
          Nov. 28, 2021

          John Ferneley, Thomas Wilkinson with the Hurworth Foxhounds, Poster on foamcore

          Est: $150 - $200

          Artist: John Ferneley, English (1782 - 1860) Title: Thomas Wilkinson with the Hurworth Foxhounds Year: 1991 Medium: Poster on foamcore Image Size: Size: 21.75 x 32 in. (55.25 x 81.28 cm)

          RoGallery
        • John E. Ferneley, Sr. - John Marker and Grand Master
          Nov. 21, 2021

          John E. Ferneley, Sr. - John Marker and Grand Master

          Est: $14,000 - $18,000

          John E. Ferneley, Sr. - British, 1782-1860 John Marker and Grand Master Oil on canvas 34" x 44" Signed, dated 1859

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