Henry Spencer Lucy (1830 – 1890)
Giuseppe da Pozzo (Conegliano 1844 - Rome 1919)
Art / Oil paintings
Oil on canvas
953 x 648 mm (37 1/2 x 25 1/2 in)Order this image
Charlecote Park, Warwickshire (Accredited Museum)
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Henry Spencer Lucy is shown on the garden terrace at Charlecote. Shooting was his favourite sport, and he is here shown in his tweeds, with his gun and dog. Such was his admiration for the sport, that when the agricultural depression of the 1870s affected the Charlecote estate, he chose to retain his grouse moors rather than the pictures in the house. Many of the more valuable Old Masters were sold around 1875, some to Lionel de Rothschild. He is said to have sold pictures from the Drawing Room before his mother awoke in the morning. He died of pneumonia, which he had caught whilst out shooting in the rain.
Oil painting on canvas, Henry Spencer Lucy (1830 – 1890) by Giuseppe da Pozzo (Conegliano 1844 - Rome 1919), signed G da Pozzo Roma. A full-length portrait of Henry Lucy, bearded and seated, with his black collier/labrador dog beside him, on the garden terrace next to the river at Charlecote, holding his gun between his legs and satchel in his left hand.
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Giuseppe da Pozzo (Conegliano 1844 - Rome 1919), artist