Three (3) contemporary oil on canvas Impressionist style Fox Hunt genre paintings, European, likely English. 1st item: Painting depicting a group of dogs and English fox hunters on horse back, speeding across a wooden bridge in a forest setting. Signed "LG Schosm" lower left. Housed in a carved wooden frame with gilt trim. Sight – 23 3/4" H x 19 3/4" W. Framed – 32 5/8" H x 28 5/8" W. 2nd item: Painting depicting a group of dogs and English fox hunters on horse back about to jump a low fence, surrounded by trees with autumn foliage. Signed "K. Mot.-" lower left. Housed in a carved giltwood frame. Sight – 29 1/2" H x 23 3/4" W. Framed – 38" H x 32 1/8" W. 3rd item: Painting depicting a group of dogs and English fox hunters on horse back, galloping down a dirt road through a forest with autumn leaves. Illegibly signed lower left. Housed in a carved wooden frame with gilt trim. Sight – 23 3/4" H x 19 7/8" W. Framed – 32 3/4" H x 28 3/4" W. All items mid/late 20th century. Provenance: The Estate of Jane Dudley, Nashville, TN and Palm Beach, FL. Social icon Jane Dudley was the founder of one of the SouthÕs most prestigious charity events – the Swan Ball, benefiting Cheekwood. She traveled the world as the wife of U.S. Ambassador to Denmark, Guilford Dudley, with whom she shared a landmark Nashville estate, Northumberland. A graduate of NashvilleÕs Parmer School, Ward Belmont and Vanderbilt University, she worked briefly for the Tennessean newspaper and later for Tiffany & Co., where she managed corporate accounts for more than twenty years and later served on the board of directors. Mrs. Dudley was also a member of the International Best Dressed List. In 1963 she was the founding chairman of The Swan Ball, now the nationÕs longest running charity ball. She also chaired the Tiffany Feather Ball in New York from 1981-1991, the ball benefiting the Palm Beach Cancer Society in the 1970s (featuring entertainer Bob Hope), and in England, a ball at Blenheim Palace to raise funds for the historic castleÕs roof. CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition. Gaps between canvas and frame, top and top right. 2nd-3rd item: Overall good condition.
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