ROUNTREE, Harry (artist). Fox and feather [framed large original coloured chalk illustration]. Circa 1920.
A fine, impactful, and glorious, original panel study in rich, dark pastels, in elongated portrait format, image size circa 41 x 107 cm, signed in ink by Harry Rountree to the lower left, depicting a nighttime scene of a fox intensely stalking a feather against a wooded and moonlit backdrop with elevated horizon, the image in early gilded and stucco-surfaced wooden frame with a pleasing patina and mild, but appealing, wear, with a very early printed address label from "Harry Denne, The Picture Shop, Ealing W.", handwritten "To Harry Rountree, Dormer Well [Dormers Wells], Southall". It appears that Harry Denne operated from Bond Street Ealing between 1915 and 1922 until ill-health forced him to retire.