English 18th century Fox hunting landscape, with Dick Knight and Pytchley Hounds
Charles Loraine Smith or Charles Loraine was a sportsman, artist, and politician. He inherited his family seat in Enderby, Leicestershire, while still a boy. He was a keen horseman and his paintings of animals are well regarded. He painted both parodies and more serious subjects. He served in the British parliament, was mentioned in a divorce case, met the pope, and rose to be a High Sheriff of Leicestershire. Smith used his knowledge of fox hunting and his artistic skills to paint parodies.
- Height 58.4 cm / 23 "
- Width 71.09 cm / 28 "
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