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 Hounds in full cry; Hounds looking for a scent;and Hounds by a copse
all signed 'E.R. Smythe' (lower right)
oil on canvas
6 x 14 in; a set of three (3)

Provenance:  Chedgrave Manor, Norfolk
                      The Gilbert family, by descent

Smythe's varied output included a number of East Anglian hunting subjects, as well as traditional landscape and coastal scenes. For a depiction of hounds comparable to the example at Brightwells, cf. an oil painting titled 'Suffolk Hounds' by E.R. Smythe. 'The Principal Contents of Reydon Hall, Suffolk', Bonhams Dec 6th 2011. 
In 1865 Smythe painted a large scale oil painting of  'The Suffolk Hunt with Master John Josselyn before Euston Hall, Suffolk.' He also depicted  hounds from the Suffolk Hunt for a major work titled 'Favourite Hounds of E. Walter Greene, Master of the Suffolk Hounds'. That work was offered at Bonhams, New York 13th February 2013 lot 186.
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