This oil painting is by noted Flemish artist, J.C. Van Essen, 1854-1936. He was awarded the Royal Medal by Queen Wilhelmina in 1906. The painting depicts in much detail a traditional fox hunt. It features nine mounted hunters, one wearing the traditional green livery of a rider in hunt service. There are 4 1/2 couple of tricolor foxhounds waiting patiently. The pastoral scene reflects the nuances of fox hunting, the riders in scarlet coats, the mounts perfectly turned out, the anticipation of the hounds. It is unframed and measures 36" x 24". There is some minor paint loss to the right corners that will be easily obscured when framed. This acquisition will be a much coveted addition to sporting art collections or as an outstanding home or office decor focal point. If you would like, please feel free to view the piece personally by contacting us and setting an appointment. A photo of the artist is attached to this listing's media windows.