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Pair of Watercolours of a Sporting Gentleman

Reference
81749
Height
10 3/4" (27.5 cm)
Width
8" (20.5 cm)
Depth
0 3/4" (2 cm)
A small pair of watercolour on paper paintings of a Victorian Sporting Gentleman.

These are an intriguing pair of pictures painted reminiscent of the Vanity Fair Spy cartoons. In the one picture, the man is wearing a top hat and is laden with sporting equipment and a case. He is in the doorway of an office and there are 2 books hanging and a spike on the floor with paperwork. To his right on the floor, is what looks to be a gun case. The books are both marked Sir H. Simpson and the gun case is initialled E.S.

It is possible that this is Sir Henry Lunnon Simpson, veterinary surgeon to the Queen and the Royal Hunt. He was well known in Windsor and was the mayor in 1887. The picture alludes to the subject being a sporting man and this would certainly fit in with a person of Sir Henry's background. The two pictures are very competent with the faces particularly well done. The larger picture has a red monogram to the bottom left with the initials of ACG, which is probably the artist. Late 19th Century.

Larger picture framed size is given.
Smaller framed size H 8 1/2 W 6 D 3/4 inches
Height
10 3/4" (27.5 cm)
Width
8" (20.5 cm)
Depth
0 3/4" (2 cm)
Period
Late 19th Century.
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Origin
England
Signed
ACG
Exhibitions
#7 - It's The Magic Number