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John Ferneley Senior Art

British, 1782-1860
John E. Ferneley was an English painter who specialised in portraying sporting horses and hunting scenes. Although his rendition of horses was stylised, he is regarded as one of the great British equine artists, second perhaps only to George Stubbs. His work was exhibited between 1806 and 1853 at the Royal Academy. He traveled extensively in Ireland from 1806 to 1809, but returned to England to marry, and started working from Melton Mowbray. Here he built his studio and later a house, Elgin Lodge, on the Scalford Rd. Melton Mowbray was fast becoming a watering hole for the sporting fraternity and the place where modern fox-hunting developed in the late eighteenth century. Hugo Meynell, a wealthy local bred his hounds to keep up with the horses and riders in their pursuit over hedges and ditches. At this time riders began wearing the scarlet jackets which were to become traditional. Ferneley routinely was commissioned to paint the famous Quorn, Belvoir, and Cottesmore hunts.
(Biography provided by Anthony Woodd Gallery)
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Artist: John Ferneley Senior
Sir Richard Sutton's foxhounds
By John Ferneley Senior
Located in Stoke, Hampshire
John Ferneley Snr (1782-1860 Melton Mowbray) Sir Richard Sutton's foxhounds signed J. Ferneley lower right Oil on canvas Canvas Size 16 1/8 x 20 1/2 in Framed Size 21 x 25 in Proven...
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18th Century Old Masters John Ferneley Senior Art

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Oil

English early 19th century painting of a chestnut hunter in a landscape
By John Ferneley Senior
Located in Bath, Somerset
A painting of a chestnut hunter in a landscape with a horse and rider accompanied by two hounds by a woodland river in the distance. Signed and inscribed 'Melton Mowbray', lower left. Oil on canvas in a giltwood frame. John Ferneley Sr (1782-1860) was born the son of a Leicestershire wheelwright, the youngest of six children. He is known as one of the great British equine artists, perhaps only second to Stubbs in terms of raw ability. Ferneley originally worked with his father, until by chance the Duke of Rutland saw some of his work on the side of a cart on which Ferneley and his father had been working. The Duke was so impressed with Ferneley that he persuaded John's father to allow him to become the pupil of Benjamin Marshall. Ferneley was so talented that apparently he produced almost perfect copies of his tutor's paintings and they were said to have been indistinguishable from the master’s. Marshall also enrolled him as a student of the Royal Academy Schools. In 1804 Ferneley paid a man named Thomas Harrison...
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Early 19th Century English School John Ferneley Senior Art

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Canvas, Oil

Bay Hunter & Setter Dog In A Stable, early 19th Century
By John Ferneley Senior
Located in Blackwater, GB
Bay Hunter & Setter Dog In A Stable, early 19th Century John Ferneley Snr (1762–1860) Large early 19th Century English stable interior of a bay hunter accompanied by a setter, oil ...
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19th Century John Ferneley Senior Art

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Oil, Canvas

'Harlequin', a dark bay hunter in a stable 1829
By John Ferneley Senior
Located in Lincoln, GB
John Ferneley Senior 1781-1860 'Harlequin', a dark bay hunter in a stable Signed and Dated 1829, and inscribed 'Melton Mowbray' Oil on Canvas 73cm x ...
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19th Century John Ferneley Senior Art

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Oil

John Ferneley - Stallion with Groom
By John Ferneley Senior
Located in Edinburgh, GB
Stallion with Groom by John Ferneley Senior. Oil on Canvas, Signed and Dated (1812). 26" x 38" (excl. Frame). Framed beautifully. Contact for more details or images.
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1810s Victorian John Ferneley Senior Art

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Oil

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