‘The Slackened Girth’ by Richard Ansdell (1815-85) – estimated at $10,000-$15,000 at Doyle.

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The latest offering comprises a dedicated section within its American paintings, furniture and decorative arts auction on October 8.

It will offer a wide range of canine and sporting paintings, prints, sculpture and decorative arts by specialist artists in the genre. Pictured here is The Slackened Girth by the British livestock and sporting artist Richard Ansdell (1815-85).

Depicting a huntsman stopping to adjust the girth on his saddle accompanied by two hounds, this 2ft 10in x 4ft 7in (88cm x 1.4m) oil was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1885, the year Ansdell died.

It comes from the estate of a Long Island lady and has an estimate of $10,000-$15,000.