11th Nov, 2023 9:30 GMT/BST

British, European & Sporting Art

  Lot 1061


Frederick Mansfield Lutyens (1860-1924)
Bay horse being held by a groom in a bowler hat
Signed and dated (18)92, oil on canvas, 70cm by 90cm

This work was historically known to depict Woolwinder although the dates appear to disprove that.

Provenance: Brigadier-General Edward William David Baird CBE DL JP (1864-1956), Kelloe House, Berwickshire
His sale J&R Edmiston Auctioneers, On site at Kelloe House, 12th-14th December 1956, either Lot 640 or Lot 641
Where purchased by the current vendor's father

Sold for £1,300
Estimated at £1,000 - £1,500


Original canvas. Small loss to upper edge (see image). Pin holes to upper corners with further small loss to upper left hand corner. Stretcher shadow. Craquelure across surface which is more pronounced in certain areas, for example lower right hand corner and within stretcher upright right hand side. Light surface dirt and discoloured varnish. Canvas slightly adrift. Retouching to vertical right hand side stretched shadow which is slightly discoloured and evident. Less visible and prominent retouching to upper horizontal stretcher shadow. Some fine and sporadic retouching and infilling to craquelure to the body of the horse. Some possible strengthening to definition and outline of the standing gentleman's attire. Some possible strengthening through green of the landscape. Three vertical lines of differing lengths to landscape between the head of the standing gentleman and the nose of the horse, and another immedately above the hind legs of the horse, which appear incongruous but are seemingly by design. Overall appearance of image somewhat flat. Otherwise in a generally presentable state of preservation.

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Auction: British, European & Sporting Art, 11th Nov, 2023

On the Kentish Downs by Algernon Cecil Newton is one of the highlights of the British, European and Sporting Art Sale on 11th November. On offer with an estimate of £8,000-12,000 (plus buyer’s premium), the picture is a fine example of Newton’s quiet yet poetic landscapes.

Further highlights include Eugene Galien-Laloue’s Paris, Winter Fruit Stalls of 1910, and “The Engagement Ring” by Arthur Claude Cooke, which was exhibited in the Royal Academy in 1901. Also of note in the sale is Lady Electra Being Led by a Groom by Lionel Edwards.

The sale will also include a Private Collection of works by Myles Birkett Foster and George Weatherill, and the last remaining paintings from the T.B. & R. Jordan Collection of Staithes Artists.


Sunday 5 November - Friday 10 November 11am-4pm, and morning of sale from 8am. 

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