Charles Edward Brittan I (British, 1837-1888) began exhibiting in the mid-1850s with the Royal Polytechnic Society in Falmouth, and won a number of medals and citations for unnamed works. Later he was to become one of the judges of the Annual Exhibitions in Falmouth, which indicates that he probably continued to live locally, or perhaps in Plymouth, Devon where his son was born.
Hard to believe that this wonderful painting is 150 years old! Named "A Meet of the Hounds" it is a watercolor and pencil on paper depicting dappled white and black thoroughbred horses carrying female side-saddle rider and red-coated huntsmen; chestnut work horse laboring on farm; and a team of horses pulling a coach.
Country of Origin: England.
Title: "A Meet Of The Hounds"
Size: 19 1/2" x 24 3/8"; Framed 27 3/4 by 32 1/2 inches.
Signed/Dated: Lower Left "C. E. Brittan"
Condition: Possible tear upper left corner. Minor loss to black and gilt frame. Matted and framed behind glass. Not examined out of frame.
Has a typewritten label from "The Sportsman's Gallery, NY, NY" adhered verso.
PLEASE IGNORE THE GLARE FROM THE FLASH.