HUNTSMAN WITH HOUNDS IN A LANDSCAPE MR NEWMAN ON THE ‘BRITISH YEOMAN 1847’
GEORGE HENRY LAPORTE 1799 – 1873
Oil on canvas 25 x 30 inches Framed size 30 ¼ x 35 ¼ inches Inscribed verso on stretcher
George Henry Laporte was a sporting and animal painter, which including hunting scenes, dogs and equestrian portraits.He was the son and pupil of the watercolourist John Laporte (1761-1839). He worked in both oil and watercolour and was presumably taught to draw by his father.He was a founder member of the Royal Institute and first exhibited there in 1818 and continued to exhibit regularly at the Royal Academy from 1821- 1850; Suffolk Street and the New Watercolour Society. Many of his paintings were engraved for The Sporting Magazine and other journals. Laporte enjoyed a wide and prosperous patronage and was appointed Animal Painter to the Duke of Cumberland and the King of Hanover.
Bibl: Dictionary of Sporting Artists 1650 – 1990- May Ann Wingfield Victorian Painters – Christopher Wood