"The Kill"

Dated 1850

John Dalby of York (British, 1810-1865)

Inventory Number 8049-41





Oil on canvas
Signed and dated lower left: "Dalby 1850"
Bearing partial label from Arthur Ackermann of London.
Provenance: John, 4th Marquess of Bute (1881-1947), thence by descent

Canvas: 17.5" x 24.25"
Framed: 23" x 29.75"



Additional Information

JOHN DALBY is recorded in 1838 as a painter at 38 Stonegate, York, and most likely was a relation to David Dalby, who also specialized in sporting scenes. Although there are some similarities in their depiction of horses, their styles were every different: while David completed more horse portraits and racing scenes with soft, unfocused backgrounds, John was admired for his highly detailed and lively hunting scenes.