A Man with a Gun, called 'Mr Poyntz of Bath'
British (English) School
Art / Oil paintings
1769 - 1778
Oil on canvas
692 x 902 mm (27 1/4 x 35 1/2 in)
Place of origin
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Upton House, Warwickshire
Oil painting on canvas, A Man with a Gun, called 'Mr Poyntz of Bath', British (English) School, possibly John Hamilton Mortimer ARA (Eastbourne 1740 – London 1779), 1769-1778. A full-length portrait of a young man standing in a landscape, left, wearing a dark green coat with white waistcoat and breeches and black hat, drawing the cleaning rod from his gun; a pointer and dead partridge at his feet; a groom with two horses appearing over the brow of a hill at the right.
C. Wilson sale, Christie's, 16 May 1913, lot 35, as 'Early English School', of 'Mr Poyntz of Bath' bought by Knoedler; with Agnew, 1923, from whom acquired by Lord Bearsted as Stubbs; given with Upton House to the National Trust by Walter Samuel, 2nd Viscount Bearsted (1882 – 1948), in 1948, shortly before his death
Upton House, The Bearsted Collection (National Trust)
Makers and roles
British (English) School, artist possibly John Hamilton Mortimer ARA (Eastbourne 1740 – London 1779), artist previously catalogued as attributed to Francis Wheatley, RA (London 1747 – London 1801), artist previously catalogued as by George Stubbs, RA (Liverpool 1724 – London 1806), artist previously catalogued as attributed to Johann Zoffany, RA (Frankfurt am Main 1733 - Kew 1810), artist previously catalogued as attributed to Robert Edge Pine (London 1730 – Philadelphia 1788), artist
The Bearsted Collection, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 1955, no.8
Sparrow 1922: Walter Shaw Sparrow, British Sporting Artists, London, 1922, pl. opp. p. 133 Gore 1964: F. St John Gore, Upton House, The Bearsted Collection: Pictures National Trust, 1964, No. 82, p. 31