'' The Cup that Cheers ''
Oil on canvas
40 x 28 in (102 x 72 cm) framed approx
Provenance: Christie's London, 8th February 1924, Lot 100
Fine large 19th century oil on canvas depicting mounted hunters taking the stirrup cup outside an inn by Frank Proschwitzry Freyburg. Excellent quality and condition sporting oil painting by an accomplished artist who was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy. Signed and dated 1893 lower right.
It has long been a tradition for those partaking in a hunt to have a drink before the hunt commences, as a toast to success in the pursuit of their victims. The tradition goes back a long way, certainly into Medieval times - a drink would be offered to riders before they set off after their quarry, whilst they were mounted on horseback, comfortable and ready for the off.
This work was sold at Christie's, 8 King Street, London on 8th February 1924, Lot 100.
Very nice condition for age. Ready to hang.
Frank Proschwitzky Freyburg studied at the Royal Academy School, and during 1910-11 worked and exhibited from Piazza Studios, St Ives. In 1913 the artist moved to London, living at Westbourne Park. He married the artist Monica MacIvor and the couple continued to live in London, visiting Cornwall periodically.
Exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1893, 1896, 1898, 1900, 1903, 1909, 1910, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1923, 1924 & 1932.
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