I wish I could find out more about the artist and author of this book, Flowers of the Hunt. I did find several of his works have sold at Christie’s, one reaching over $11,000. George Mason Finch was British and lived from 1850 to 1915. From what I can find, he painted and drew mainly fox hunting, horseback riding and horse racing landscapes.
In this pencil-like sketch, we have the Master of the Hounds nearly unseating a lady rider as he cuts too close in front of her horse. According to the narrative which accompanies this drawing, the nasty little man was prone to discourteous acts and it would seem odd that riders would put up with such behavior.
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