'Lion', a Lyme Mastiff in the Entrance Hall at Lyme
John Trivett Nettleship (Kettering 1841 - London 1902)
Oil painting on canvas, 'Lion', a Lyme Mastiff in the Entrance Hall at Lyme by John Trivett Nettleship (1841-1902). A full-length, adult male Lyme mastiff, shown lying down, on a red and blue patterned Perian rug, turned to the right, wearing a leather collar. He lies in front of the fireplace in the Entrance Hall at Lyme with one of the Charles II brass andirons visible on the right, an armchair with green cushions on the left.
Original to the house. Possibly 'A Lyme Mastiff' mentioned as hanging in the Grand Staircase in the 1879 inventory. Photographed in this location, circa 1910; agreement dated 5 November 1948 between The Rt Hon.Richard William Davenport, Baron Newton and the National Trust relating to the loan of furniture, tapestries, pictures and other objects of art known as The Newton Collection
Lyme Park, The Legh Collection (National Trust)
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John Trivett Nettleship (Kettering 1841 - London 1902), artist of original