A limited edition bronze of a huntsman by hunting artist John King is to be sold by sealed bids in aid of the Countryside Alliance.

John King is perhaps best known in hunting and equestrian circles for his illustration of the hunt report pages in Horse & Hound. He has hunted and point-to-pointed all his life, and specializes in all equestrian and field sports. His art takes him around the world from the racetracks of Saudi Arabia to the hunting fields of Ireland.

King’s limited edition sculpture (the fifth out of 10) is modelled on a well-known amateur huntsman. Worth £5,000, it will be sold by sealed bids over £2,500. The sculpture is on view throughout the John King Exhibition at Ackermann and Johnson, which includes the artist’s Horse & Hound illustrations.

Simon Hart, chief executive at the Countryside Alliance, was thrilled by the artist’s support for the cause. “We are absolutely delighted that John King has agreed to donate such an impressive sculpture. His ability to capture a feast of visual anecdotes from the hunting field in his work provides a personal documentation of hunting which any of us can enjoy.”

Those interested in placing a bid should contact Ackermann & Johnson Ltd, 27 Lowndes Street, London SW1X 9HY (tel: 020 7235 6464) or e-mail: ackermannjohnson@btconnect.com