Lot 331
George Paice (English, 1854-1925), A Portrait of Two Setters
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas, signed and dated 1886 at lower right, presented in a gilt frame.

SS 19.25 x 29.25 in.; 25 x 35.25 in.

From the Estate of the Late Dr. Joan C. Huntley, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Sold to Benefit Art Acquisitions at Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina

Dr. Joan C. Huntley was a lifelong patron of the arts and one of the leading collectors of eighteenth and nineteenth century European Painting in North Carolina. Joan and her late husband, Dr. Robert R. Huntley, created the Huntley Gallery at the North Carolina Museum of Art that housed Barbizon paintings they donated to the Museum, just one example of their devoted patronage to museums throughout the State. Joan served on the North Carolina Museum of Art Board of Trustees, and she was a founding member of the Davidson College Art Collection Advisory Committee. Joan established much of her collection during travels to New York, Virginia, Washington D.C., and Padua, Italy, where she visited every spring. 

Born in London, George Paice studied at the Heatherley School of Fine Art and at the Royal Academy of London. He is best known for his canine and equestrian portraits. He exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of British Artists.

Faint stretcher marks; light scratches to sky above center of center; minor stable craquelure; light yellowing to varnish; minor rubbing to frame.

$1,000 - 2,000