May 12, 2018 09:00 AM EDT Asheville, North Carolina


Attributed to Heywood Hardy

(British, 1843-1933)

Champion Black Labrador Retriever, Horton Rector, signed presumably verso original canvas with note attached verso stretcher with transcription "Painted from Mr. A de Winter's [sic] Champion Retriever Horton Rector/Heywood Hardy", oil on canvas, 15-7/8 x 20 in.; modern painted and parcel gilt wood frame, 18-3/4 x 22-7/8 in.

Note: Deemed one of the best flat-coated retrievers of the 20th century, Horton Rector was owned by Allen Shuter. The transcription on the label verso may have been misinterpreted.


Provenance:The Estate of Elizabeth Dunn Clark, Springfield Farm, Middleburg, Virginia


lined with wax and linen, crackle, patch at bottom with associated retouch, other areas of old retouch at edges; frame with abrasions

Estimate: $600 - $900
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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