Three Hunter's Heads

Three Hunter's Heads


Mabel Hollams (British School, 1877 -1963)
Mabel Hollams was a very popular and competent painter of horses and dogs. She studied at Calderon's School of Art and Julian's, Paris, her major exhibitions took place between 1899 and 1929. Exhibiting close to 100 paintings, including eight at the Royal Academy from 1897 to 1912, she was elected to the Society of Women Artists in 1899. The London art dealers Ackermann held an exhibition of her work in 1934.
Her animal portraits are exceptionally detailed and she brought an anthropomorphic quality to her subjects. She married Charles Lionel Fox, steward and land agent to the Fairlawne Estate. The Fairlawne Estate was owned by the Cazelet family, who were well-known racehorse owners and trainers. In addition to the Cazelets; The Earl of Sefton, Lord Cornwallis, and Earl Beatty were among Hollams' patrons.

Year 1929. Oil on panel. Signed & lower right, titled on reverse.


Height 30.5 cm / 12 "
Width 41 cm / 16 14"
Framed height 44.5 cm / 17 "
Framed width 55 cm / 21 "