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Artist name:

John Ferneley (Senior)


Artist date(s): 1782-1860
Artist nationality: British

Artwork title:

The Melton Hunt Crossing the Brook Under Tilton-On-the-Hill


Artwork date(s): 1825
Artwork type: Painting
Medium: oil on canvas
Measurements: 630x1518
Inscription: Dated by the artist
Reference ID: 1601

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Biography

The son of a wheelwright, Ferneley worked for a while in the same trade, but became known for his painted decorations of the wagons that had come into the forge for repair. With financial support from the Duke of Rutland, Ferneley was able to turn to painting full-time, training with sporting artist Ben Marshall. Thomas Assheton Smith was an early important patron of Ferneley’s work, but after the artist set up a permanent studio (c.1814) in Melton Mowbray, in the centre of hunting country, his patron list grew to include many prestigious hunting enthusiasts, including his early supporter the Duke of Rutland. Ferneley became a major producer of sporting paintings, and a number were translated into prints, appearing in The Sporting Magazine and elsewhere. Of Ferneley’s eight children, three carried on the father’s profession, including his daughter Sarah (1811-1903).



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