Lionel Edwards - The Welter Weight - pen and ink drawing

Lionel Edwards - The Welter Weight - pen and ink drawing
Lionel Edwards - The Welter Weight - pen and ink drawing Lionel Edwards - The Welter Weight - pen and ink drawing Lionel Edwards - The Welter Weight - pen and ink drawing Lionel Edwards - The Welter Weight - pen and ink drawing Lionel Edwards - The Welter Weight - pen and ink drawing Lionel Edwards - The Welter Weight - pen and ink drawing
Offered by: Sarah Colegrave
Dealer reference: 2251

Description

LIONEL EDWARDS
(1878-1966)

The Welter Weight
– The Race may not always be to the swift – but it generally is with the Pytchley!

Signed with monogram; inscribed with title on the reverse
Pencil and pen and ink

13.5 by 22 cm., 5 ¼ by 8 ¾ in.
(frame size 30 by 38 cm., 11 ¾ by 15 in.)

Provenance:
Capt M. Powell

Lionel Edwards was born in Clifton, the son of a doctor. He studied in London at the South Kensington Schools and later at the Heatherley School of Fine Art and Frank Calderon’s School of Animal Painting. He became one of the best known equestrian and sporting artists of the 20th Century.

In 1905 he moved to Radley in Oxfordshire and later to Worcestershire. During the Great War he volunteered as a Remount Purchasing Officer along with his contemporaries, Cecil Aldin and Sir Alfred Munnings. Working his oil and watercolour, many of his pictures were worked from his many sketches made on the spot. He also worked as an illustrator for many publications such as The Graphic and Bystander and wrote and illustrated a great number of books. He was fortunate to be able to combine his painting with his passion for fox hunting, hunting with almost every pack in the country.

The present work bears the stamp for the Bystander magazine on the reverse and may have been used as an illustration. The magazine ran until 1940 when it combined with The Tatler.

The Pychley Hunt was founded in the mid 18th century and still covers an area of western and central Northamptonshire characterised by rolling hills, hedgerows and small areas of woodland. Brooksby, The Field’s hunting correspondent described the country: “In the Pytchley country you want a good horse; for a bad one you will see nothing; on a fair one you will lose your nerve, but on the best, you will be able to enjoy yourself as you can nowhere else in the world.”

Height: 13.50cm (5.31 inches)
Width: 22.00cm (8.66 inches)

Condition

Good

Date

Circa 1910

Price

£650.00

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