JOHN S de MARTELLY,Vintage Americana,Vintage Prints for Sale Blue Valley Fox Hunt BY JOHN S. DE MARTELLY

Blue Valley Fox Hunt BY JOHN S. DE MARTELLY

JOHN S DE MARTELLY - BLUE VALLEY FOX HUNTBlue Valley Fox Hunt

BY JOHN S. DE MARTELLY

 

This Lithograph is the end result of many efforts. The artist tells us that its design or

composition was achieved only after a dozen drawings were made.

To those who find solace in thinking ofan artist as a hard-working

economic unit, it is pertinent to note that almost one hundred and

fifty hours were consumed in bringing Blue Valley Fox Hunt to perfection.

 

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It is easy to gather that the English form of hunting the fox

does not obtain in the Blue Valley of Missouri. “The sport,”

as Mr. de Martelly explains it, “is derived from listening to

the voices of the baying hounds, and from wagering as to the hound in the lead.”

This is, then, mainly an csthetic pleasure, which the fox “bunters” can enjoy as they sit at their ease.

The Breughel-like quality of Blue Vi the wonderful feeling for

distance as in the lithograph peculiarly attractive to those

whose appreciation is stimulated by finding some immediately

recognizable traditional thread. The dimensions of the chase are

admirably shown by the subtle relationship of the foreground

forms to the middle and far distances. The feeling of dawn is

conveyed by a pervasive gray that gives the artist ample

opportunity to differentiate the texture of forms.

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