Since 1763 the name 'Russborough' has been synonymous with collecting and dealing in fine art. In the closing decades of the last century the historic town of Port Hope has become home to Lord Russborough's Annex, which specialises in an individual mix of antique maps, paintings and prints.

While Lord Russborough's Annex features a great many works of museum calibre, we also offer a wonderful selection of prints priced at under $100.

Hardy Setters at Work

Heywood HARDY

Setters at work
Hand coloured Late impression etching.  Handsomely matted, glazed and dark-wood & plaster frame.  Size: plate mark 24 x 28” (61 x 71 cm) Frame  34 x 37 1/2”
Ref.BS1(145)/GSN/ >OOL    SOLD    PRICE CODE D 

Heywood Hardy English 1843-1933. Was an accomplished painter & etcher and illustrator of a variety of animal, hunting and coaching scenes, sporting subjects and genre pictures, principally with an 18th. cent feel. His portrayal of dogs and horses was perceptive, and they were well drawn and strongly painted He was born in Chichester, on 25th November 1842, son of the artist James Hardy, Snr (1801-79) and younger brother of James Hardy Jnr (1832-89).


Hardy left home at the age of 17, and attempted to earn a living by painting animal pictures. He did this successfully and, after a short time with the 7th Somerset Volunteers, he borrowed some money from his brother and travelled to Paris. In 1864 he entered the Beaux Arts to study under the battle artist, Pielse.

He returned to England in 1868 and found he was in great demand. He was often invited to country estates to paint portraits, sporting pictures and animal studies. Hardy continued to enjoy commissions for portraits, animal studies and hunting scenes, but he decided to concentrate on painting genre subjects. In addition, he provided illustrations for magazines such as the Illustrated London News, and The Graphic, as well as producing etchings of his work.

In 1870 Hardy and his family moved to St John's Wood, London - an area then popular with artists. During this period his career flourished and he was elected a member of a number of societies including The Royal Society of Painters and Etchers, RPE ( Royal Society of Painter-Etchers). The Royal Institute of Oil Painters and The Royal Society of Portrait Painters. And an Associate of the Royal Watercolour Society (RWS)

In 1909 Hardy moved to West Sussex and at the age of 83 he painted the first in a series of eight panels depicting biblical scenes for the chancel of Clymping Church, to mark its 700th anniversary in 1925. At the time, these panels caused considerable controversy as they depicted Christ walking on the Sussex Downs and local farmland, amidst modern figures, said to be residents from nearby villages.

Exhibited : Royal Society of British Artists, Suffolk Street (1863 to 1871); Royal Academy (46 paintings between 1864 and 1919); The British Institute; The Old Watercolour Society.

dicksee fire worshipers

Fire worshipers
[Wolf hound and King Charles Spaniel]

Hand Coloured Late impression etching. Triple matted, Glazed gilt-wood frame
Plate size 18 x 27 1/4 “ (45.7 x 69.2 cm.) Frame : 28 x 36 1/2"
Ref. CM3(149)/DRL/ a.andv >LSL  SOLD   PRICE CODE C

Herbert Thomas Dicksee (1862 - 1942) Was a London based, painter, etcher and mezzotint engraver of animals and genre with a special interest in wild animals. He studied at the Slade school.and later taught drawing at the City of London school. Based on his own observation and study lion, tiger and leopard subjects are particularly powerful. Also many appealing etchings of dogs and historical subjects after his own designs and those of his contemporaries. He worked with his brother, Sir Frank Dicksee on etchings of his paintings. He exhibited at the RA. and was a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers.