17 Jun 2007

Richard Newton Jr. Painting of Major Wadsworth

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Richard Newton, Jr., Major W. Austin Wadsworth, MFH, Riding Devilkin, 1915

John J. Head writes, in the Summer 2007 edition of the Social Register, an appreciation of the painting used to illustrate an article noticing the centenary of the Masters of Foxhounds Association of North America.

Often called the ‘Dean of American Foxhunting,’ Major William Austin Wadsworth –heir to a large land-holding in the Genessee Valley of western New York State and an 1870 graduate of Harvard with a degree in chemistry who pursued post-graduate work at the University of Berlin– was deemed by his peers, in 1907, to be suitable presidential material for the newly formed Masters of Foxhounds Association of America.

The American artist Richard Newtown, Jr. captured on canvas the qualities that so appealed to Wadsworth’s fellow masters, insofar as any painting can embody traits of character and breeding, in his 1915 oil portrait. … Amidst soft autumnal colors, under a steel-gray sky, we observe this keen judge of dogs and horses as he surveys the pack of foxhounds he has carefully and scientifically bred to hunt his ancestral territory of 60,000 acres in Geneseo, NY. Members of the Genesee Valley Hunt, which was founded on the centennial of the Revolution, wear unique attire. In a display of pastriotism, traditional scarlet coats are eschewed in favor of dark blue melton coats, buff collars and buff breeches, the colors worn by the Continental Army.

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Pat Wright

I would like to know the value of Richard Newton, Jr. orginals oil on canvas,


I rode to hounds in the Genessee Valley,
late 1940’s to 1961. Am searching for information about the Arapahoe Hunt in
Denver. Was or was not Dan Dailey MFH of that (now defunct) club?


Unfortunately, my Baily’s Directories (outside the latest) are currently in storage, so I can’t answer your question.

The Arapahoe Hunt is not defunct. You can reach them via:


Perhaps they can help.

John J. Head

“With Brush and Bridle – Richard Newton, Jr. -Artist and Equestrian” 110 page hardback, illus. in color and b&w.

FOR SALE in Standard and Collector’s Editions — contact Ellerslie Press PO Box 86 Washington, VA 22747 tel. 540-675-9909

katherine norris

i have one of his paintings – Richard Newton, Jr. – and would like to know where i can find the value of it. please reply. thank you.


You could pay a fee and obtain auction records of sales of Richard Newton, Jr. paintings on-line, here:


You could find reference books containing the same information at a major research library, like the New York Public Library.

But the value of an individual painting can vary over a range, so the best information would probably be obtained by having an expert from a major auction house look at it and estimate what it would bring.



This New York gallery specializes in the sale of sporting art.


Do you have a photograph of the painting which you would be able to scan and send via email? I could show it to some people here in Virginia.

Veleda Wickline

I recently received a print by Richard Newton Jr. It was printed by Aaron & Ashley Inc, Yonkers,NY in 1945. Print no. 199. I was not previously familiar with this artist but LOVE this picture. I do not know what it is titled but it is of a dark bay horse in a stable. Other horses in stalls in the backround and includes a red hunt coat hanging nearby and english saddle on the floor. If anyone can tell me anything about this print,(title, value, etc) I would much appreciate it.


“With Brush & Bridle” lists two prints published by Aaron Ashley Inc, Yonkers, NY, both in 1948:

“Morning of the Hunt” and “Favorites.”

Robert Rodriguez

I found a richard Newton jr painting at a garage sale. Its in pristine condition.


Is it a hunting scene?


My daughter has one of a horse’s head. I came from her great-grandmother’s house. Not sure where it came from originally. The horse is kind of a dappled gray and has a bridle.

Robert Rodriguez

I have a Richard Newton jr Painting on canvas. Stable & 4 chapions, It has a large Brown horse in the middle, a white, light brown and gray horse along with a dog. How can i find its value.


My mom has one of Richard Newton Jr’s paintings. She got it from one of her ex-father-in-laws back in the 1970’s. She has had it ever since. She doesnt know much about it other than who painted it. I am looking for more information about it. Like the year it was painted and title. I am hoping that you can help me. Any information would help. Its of a brown horse’s head with a black mane and tail, hes bridled and looking to the left. I have always been fascinated with it. So this would be a good thing for both of us. Thanks so much.


There are a fair number of auction houses which schedule sales of sporting art. Any of them would be able to price, and eager to sell, a Richard Newtown. John J. Head listed the Newton paintings he knew of in “Richard Newton, Jr. — Artist and Equestrian,” Washington, Virginia: Ellerslie Press, 2006.

Richard Morton

I have a Richard Newton Jr. Painting of F. Ambrose Clark and Mrs. Clark with Four in Hand on the yellow and Black coach. It was presented from Newton to Clark and later given to the Steward of the house, Aurthur Purseroc Cooperstown and Aiken and My wifes’ father.

Darlene Davis

We are lucky to have 2 of the 1945 prints Hail Victory and Grand Parade in our shop in beatiful hand carved frames. stunning animals!

Roy Canty

I have a picture by Richard Newton also. It is a picture of a brown horse head that is looking outward. The horse also has a black mane. The picture is just from the neck up & has a faint blue background. I was interested in the painting. I also wanted to know maybe if it had some value. If there is any possible way you could help me , that would be great. Anything at all. Thanks so very much.

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Anneke Van Wagoner-Felske

I am a proud owner of a large self-portrait by Richard Newton Jr., probably painted in the 1920’s. Stunningly handsome, he is outfitted in his velvet cap, “hunting pinks” and raccoon coat, with adoring hounds at his knees, gazing up at him. It is a truly splendid painting and I would love to know its’ value


My guess would be in the $5000-6500 range. The only real way to tell, though, would be to offer it for sale at auction.

Michel Weatherall

Does anyone know if this painting is copyrighted? I’m interested in using it in a book I’m writing.

margarita Beard

I have o canvas of the beautiful lady with a black dress, fan, blue eyes, and little gray crow. is signed Richard Newton jr.


I have a framed print of Grand Parade. The frame seems old. Any idea of its value ? Thank-you

Patricia Funkhouser

I have an oil painting by Richard Newton, Jr., in need of restoration can you tell me a name of a qualified person who would be able to help with this Thank You


Do a Google Search on “Painting Restoration” AND your home state. Do not use the Conservation Center in Philadelphia. They are insanely over-priced.

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