Haywood Hardy Real good story
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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.

An extract of our prints currently available:

Hardy, H. A Real Good Story

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Hardy A real good Story

G.E. after Heywood Hardy

 A Real Good Story

Original hand tinted photogravure signed in graphite by the artist below image. Published by Arthur Booth & Sons. London 1900, after the 1899 painting. Bears embossed stamp of the Printsellers Association, London below image (bottom Left).  Double matted, glazed,  brass bound wood frame
Image 19 x 28 7/8" plate size 23 x 32" (48.3 x 73.3 cm.) Frame:30 x 38 1/4"
Ref. KS2(157)/ENN/s.andv> DNLN    PRICE CODE D

This pleasing scene reminds us that fox-hunting is not all about the blood sport but having a good day's ride to hounds amid friends. Depicted is a moment during a hunt when four chums share a good laugh and story whilst sitting astride their hunters, a single foxhound sniffs idly for a scent on the ground below. Other members of the hunt are seen approaching in the distance. As befitting Hardy's style, the horses and dog are beautifully rendered. 

Heywood Hardy  1843-1933 was an accomplished etcher and illustrator of a variety of hunting  and coaching scenes, sporting subjects and genre pictures, principally with an eighteenth century feel.

He was born in Chichester, 25th November 1843, the youngest son of the landscape painter James Hardy Snr. His was to become a well-known family of artists. James Hardy Jnr (1832-1889), a brother, was a renowned painter of animals and sporting genre, David, a second brother, was a painter of rustic genre and his cousin Frederick Daniel Hardy (1827-1911) a painter of genre and interior scene, was a leading member of the Cranbrook colony in Kent.

His work can be found in museums in: Bristol and London, Victoria and Albert Museum and other important collections throughout the world.

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