Bequest to the Museum of Hounds and Hunting from Brenda V. Milne 2021
A dozen plates of four designs. Donated by Julia Thieriot, 2021
Mahogany curvilinear chair featuring a leather covered “springy” seat with horsehair interior padding. It was used for posting exercise, to maintain riding muscles, on inclement days. For 20 or 30 minutes, the “rider” sat upon and bounced up and down on the Chamber Horse. A sliding safety bar was secured across the chair arms to […]
From a painting by Benjamin Herring. Size 13.8 ft. X 3 ft. This lovely hand hooked runner was made for Julia’s grandfather’s tack room located at Cedar Hill, Locust Valley, Long Island, New York, where he stabled his hunters, thoroughbred breeding stock and coach horses. Charles Henschel Thieriot, after graduating from Harvard College in 1937, […]
The Story of Capodimonte Capodimonte porcelain, sometimes “Capo di Monte”, is porcelain created by the Capodimonte porcelain manufactory (Real Fabbrica di Capodimonte), which operated in Naples, Italy, between 1743 and 1759. It is a style accredited to the very finest Italian porcelain, and its fascinating origins date to the eighteenth century when Charles VII took […]
This Victorian Era sterling silver horn is approximately 10.5 inches long and is engraved with leaves. It is trumpet shaped and bears the inscription: Gift to James Treadwell from the Dorsetshire Hunt James “Jem” Treadwell was born circa June 1800 in Oxfordshire, England and died in 1871 in Blandford, Dorset, England. His occupation was listed […]
Emms was born in Blofield, Norfolk, the son of artist Henry William Emms. He became an avid hunter and became famous for his paintings of horses, and of dogs, particularly foxhounds and terriers. He exhibited at the Royal Academy several times, beginning in 1866. His paintings are signed “Jno Emms”. He married Fanny Primmer of […]
Royal Doulton; the renowned producers of some of the world’s finest china, and makers of some of the most highly sort after collectible figurines, started in 1815 with John Doulton after he developed his name as one of the best pot throwers of the times in London. Skills and work ethics, led to various partnerships, […]
The Platters are of unknown origin. They are believed to be “Thumbprint” Work, which means that the original clay was shaped and then indented with thumb prints on the rims by the artist. These are foxhunting scenes, signed, artist unknown, and thought to be about 100 years old. They are cleverly mounted on Plexiglass panels […]
This screen was originally from the home of her grandfather, Sir Ashley Sparks at Northaw, near Syosset, Long Island, New York. Susan remembers it in his dining room when she was a child. The lovely prints are mounted behind glass and are in excellent condition.
Three exhibitions beginning with works by Franklin B. Voss, then displayed selections by Paul Brown, and the most recently featured artist, Richard Newton Jr. Each exhibition, arranged in the elegant ballroom of the Mansion at Morven Park, included several representations of the individual artist’s work, with many pieces graciously loaned from private collections. An informative […]
For Serving Mounted Hunters, note towel holders on the sides.
A tool used to remove excess hair on horse’s ears and muzzle.
Stirrup cups are a hallowed tradition — and a favorite with riders who participate in foxhunting. These silver receptacles, usually in the form of a fox, stag, dog, or horse’s head, are filled with port or sherry and traditionally presented to mounted foxhunters as they wait to set off. This tradition started in the18th and […]
Marilyn Newmark’s sculpture reflects her close association and love of horses. It is her intimate knowledge of both horses and riders combined with a real talent that results in a detailed realism that is a delight to connoisseurs of both sculpture and horses. Every muscle and tendon as well as posture of horse and rider […]
Oil on canvas four-panel screen. The scene is of the Blue Ridge Hunt. The artist served as the first Master of Foxhounds of the Suffolk Hounds, Long Island, in 1908. Newton was the third artist in the Museum’s Sporting Artist series of exhibitions.
Garden sculptures by an avid foxhunter and long time member of the Norfolk Hunt in Dover, Massachusetts. Miss Peabody was a noted philanthropist and left much of her open land to the Trustees of Reservations, now Noanet Woods.
On the General’s first day as MFH of the Cobbler Hunt, they “ran for twenty minutes over some big fences and ran to earth on the hill west of James Gibson’s.” In another account, he writes “Ben took the best jump I have ever seen out of a lane with a marsh in front of […]
This bronze was in the personal collection of Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, a member of the Orange County Hunt, Virginia, and the Essex Fox Hounds, New Jersey
According to James L. Young, MFH of the Orange County Hunt, a “scurry” was a common artistic conceit popular in England during the 17th and 18th centuries, before the advent of photography. The art form was a composite portrait of the riders, horses, and hounds—all identifiable and named—in a particular hunting field or club. The […]
A graceful curved copper and brass horn that once belonged to Samuel Ogle, Proprietary Governor of Colonial Maryland, and inscribed with his name and the date, 1731, is the glowing centerpiece of the Museum’s collection. Its significance to the sport of foxhunting is far-reaching. The Samuel Ogle horn is a tangible symbol through which Museum […]
The watercolor sketches of Mountain and Muse, like other works of art on paper, require special care and conservation. Years of exposure to light can harm paper objects and fade watercolor pigments. Heat, humidity, dust and temperature also play a role in affecting art objects. Artists in the past often unknowingly worked on paper with […]
Portrait of Tom Seabright, Huntsman of the New Forest Hounds and Jasper, bred by Lord Egremont Shortly after the portrait was painted, it was reproduced in an engraving by Scott, published in the June 1803 issue of The Sporting Magazine. The engraving was accompanied by the following commentary: “…Jasper was, when young, consigned to Mr. […]
Original art by Lionel Edwards, one of the twentieth century’s foremost sporting artists. Included in this generous gift are five oil paintings commissioned by sportsman-businessman John Bowles, and each depicts Mr. Bowles and his wife, Norma, hunting in the English Shires. The donation—five original paintings, along with sketches, working drawings and correspondence between subject and […]
A Micro History of Miniature Mosaics by A La Vielle Russie After Napoleon’s 1814 defeat, Europe became open to tourism once again. Italy was the most popular destination, where tourists flocked in pursuit of works of art. Souvenir purchases often included copies of masterpieces and also jewelry in the form of cameos, intaglios, and, most […]
In an attic in a home in New York state, a hunting treasure from by-gone days ha sbeen found. Farnham Collins, MFH, recently discovered his grandfather’s “breeches tree.” After a hard days ride, doeskin breeches were hand-washed and placed on the breeches tree to dry. Doeskin breeches needed reshaping. They were cut to fit the […]