Woodcock Shooting; Sportsmen with Pointers
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James Barenger ( 1780 - 1831)
The roots of British Sporting painting really lie in the Low Countries, but for practical purposes Francis Barlow (1626-1702) in the 17th century can be seen as the true British School. It developed and perhaps reached culminating point with the great George Stubbs, ARA (fl.1837-1860) of the nineteenth century that perhaps are most popular and certainly most understood and collected today.