A painting by the great sporting artist Lionel Edwards — with a fascinating provenance for readers of H&H — has come on to the market.

The Horse & Hound Cup (1961), depicting the final fence of that year’s champion hunters’ chase at Stratford, was commissioned by former H&H editor Walter Case.

“It is a classic piece and shows the fantastic movement that was Lionel Edwards’ trademark,” said Sheron Harris of Eggesford Studio, in Wembworthy, Devon, who is handling the sale.

“The jockeys are leaning back over the fence, as was the style then.”

The Horse & Hound Cup, an oil on canvas, is offered for sale by Walter Case’s grandchildren, who are seeking offers in the region of £25,000.

If the buyer mentions H&H, the sellers will make a donation to the Injured Jockeys Fund.

It will be sold with the artist’s notes and a black and white photo of the painting.

Email sheron@eggesford-studio.co.uk or tel: 01837 680021

This news story was first published in Horse & Hound magazine (30 May 2013)