'Guardian': Portrait of a Hound
attributed to Robert Nightingale (Maldon 1815 - 1895)
Oil painting on canvas, 'Guardian': Portrait of a Hound, by Robert Nightingale (Marldon c.1815/16 - Clapham 1895), formally attributed to Henry Barraud (London 1811 - London 1874). Portrait of the foxhound Guardian, standing, in profile to the left, in a hallway at an open door. A red huntsman's coat, black cap, and crop are on the chest to the right.
On loan to the National Trust from Lady Mairi Bury (1921-2009) 1976, then accepted by HM Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the National Trust 2013.
Marks and inscriptions
On a label on the frame: GUARDIAN ENTERED 1867. SIRE LORD HENRY BENTINCK'S VICTOR 1861. DAM (HIS) GOOSECAP (1860) On the back of the frame: Agnew's stock label (No.228544) On the back of the frame: Exhibition label for the Festival of Empire 1911 game fauna exhibition No.662.
Makers and roles
attributed to Robert Nightingale (Maldon 1815 - 1895), artist attributed to Henry Barraud (London 1811 - London 1874), artist