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    Thursday, September 5th, 2019

    A painting of an Irish wolfhound credited with saving the life of the 4th Earl of Antrim, features in Bonhams sale of the Christopher Hodsoll Collection in London on October 1. Portrait of a noble hound by an artist from the circle of the British painter John Wootton is estimated at £30,000-50,000.

    While out hunting, Randal MacDonnell, 4th Earl Antrim fell from his horse. According to tradition, the hound raced back to the castle, raised the alarm and led the rescue party to the stricken nobleman.

    Other items in the sale with Irish connections include: An Irish George II mahogany drop-leaf dining table, with lion-mask carved legs, acanthus-leaf spandrels and paw feet (£15,000-20,000); an Irish late 19th century mahogany side table by James Hicks of Dublin (£6,000-8,000) and a large Irish late regency mahogany circular dining table by Mack, Williams and Gibton (£2,000-4,000).