After Richard Ansdell, The Wounded Hound
After Richard Ansdell
The Wounded Hound
mezzotint by William Davey
published by Owen Bailey, London, circa 1850
55 x 85cm (print visible within mount)
modern gilt frame, glazed
The original oil on canvas of this picture was painted by Ansdell in 1847 for his friend James Eden, who lived at Fairlawn, Lytham. Who subsequently permitted this mezzotint to be published. His painting became the most valuable Ansdell picture sold making £478,000 at Christies in 2006.
The scene depicts a man in rustic dress kneeling and squeezing a rag over a pail, tending to a hound with bandaged forepaw, a child watches accompanied by two dogs, the deer hound lifts its head and howls.