WILLIAM HENRY HOPKINS
â€˜Ranging the Moors with Gordon Settersâ€™
From Keynsham, Bath, this artist became a popular painter of horses, hounds and hunting scenes. His horses are well observed and attractively painted with good composition. He sometimes combined with Edmund Havell on racehorse portraits (eg. See illustration page 273 â€˜Equestrian Artistsâ€™ by Sally Mitchell).
He exhibited 37 works at the Royal Academy, 21 at the British Institute and 24 at the Suffolk Street Galleries. Amongst these exhibited works were five hunting scenes including â€˜Her Majestyâ€™s Buckhoundsâ€™, 1876 and â€˜The Fitzwilliam Houndsâ€™, 1890.
He is represented in the Royal Collection, the City Art Gallery Bristol, the North Somerset Museum, the Maidstone Museum and the Bentlif Art Gallery.
This is an outstanding example of the artistâ€™s work, laid on panel.
Signed & dated 1877 (price lowered)
18.5 x 24.5in overall with frame