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A Well-earned Rest


A charming study of a hunt terrier reliving a long day’s exertions, endearingly observed enjoying the comfort of its chosen and rightful place. Painted in oils by Philip Eustace Stretton, well-known for his animal and sporting subjects, this masterful picture is dated 1922, a few years later than his career was previously believed to have ended. In what was possibly his last work, the artist perhaps saw a parallel between himself and the tired old hunt servant.


A fine quality print, faithfully reproducing the glorious colours of the original, available as a limited edition of 850 copies, each individually numbered.


Dimensions, including border, approx. 18 x 22 in. (45 x 56 cm.).


Price excluding delivery


£40.00

 











Pointer in the Eden Valley, Westmorland


In the grey light of an overcast November afternoon, against a backdrop of sombre woodland flanking the banks of the river Eden in flood, a liver-and-white pointer bitch stiffens as she turns into the wind bringing her the excitement of a pheasant’s scent. A treatment in contrasts, so skilfully executed by the artist, between a subdued and austere landscape and the strength of its dominant subject, to which the eye unfailingly returns.

 

Painted in watercolour and gouache by perhaps the foremost 20th century sporting dog artist, R. Ward Binks (d. 1950), and faithfully reproduced on heavy grade coated cartridge paper, limited to 500 copies, individually numbered by hand. Dimensions (including border) approx. 18 x 22 in. (45 x 56 cm.).


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£40.00

 

 

 

 

English Setters below Cross Fell


Mid-morning on a warm September day, early mists still holding to the high ground above the fringe of the moor. The heather is already browning after its purple flowering, its glory soon past. First find of the day sends an old campaigner’s blood racing and gives him a chance to show his young brace mate, his grandson maybe, how it is done in style. A fascinating and meticulously detailed study of two noble setters.

 

Painted in watercolour and gouache by perhaps the foremost 20th century sporting dog artist, R. Ward Binks (d. 1950), and faithfully reproduced on heavy grade coated cartridge paper, limited to 500 copies, individually numbered by hand. Dimensions (including border) approx. 18 x 22 in. (45 x 56 cm.).


Price excluding delivery


£40.00

 











FTCh Rivington Simon


A portrait of a remarkable cocker spaniel, shown retrieving from the wooded slopes above the river Dee which flows through the lands of the Dildawn Estate, Kirkcudbrightshire, home of the renowned Rivington kennel. Aged 18 months, he won his first field trial, an open cocker stake, in November 1927, gaining his field trial champion's title ten days later with a second victory. The following January he won the cocker championship held at Cally, a few miles from his kennel. The Ward Binks painting was done the same year, at the request of his owner, the great spaniel authority, C. A. Phillips.

Note that this work is elsewhere erroneously described, as depicting a Clumber spaniel, by unauthorised sources offering poor quality second-generation copies in breach of copyright.

Painted in watercolour and gouache by perhaps the foremost 20th century sporting dog artist, R. Ward Binks (d. 1950), and faithfully reproduced on heavy grade coated cartridge paper, limited to 500 copies, individually numbered by hand. Dimensions (including border) approx. 18 x 22 in. (45 x 56 cm.).

 

Price excluding delivery


£40.00

 

 

 


Gordon Setters on a Pennine Fell


A brace of Gordons working on a typical English grouse moor, believed to be near Murton Fell. The sombre tones of the distant view under threat of an August storm, shrouded in mist and with cloud descending, are an interesting contrast, characteristic of Ward Binks's better work, to the fresh colours of the moorland grasses and heather in the foreground, dominated by the eager optimism and easy confidence of the magnificent Gordon setters drawing on scent.

 

This limited edition is not available from stock, the full edition of 500 having been sold. Owners are invited to sell copies, if in good condition and probably framed, back to the publisher – please enquire individually. Equally, prospective purchasers may register their interest.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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