David Dalby of York (1794-1836)
It is known that in 1815, David Dalby was listed in the York directory as an animal painter living outside Micklegate Bar. He worked primarily for private patrons. The paintings were mostly racehorses and racehorse settings, equestrian portraits and hunting scenes. His paintings were signed "Dalby York," D. Dalby or just Dalby. In 1820, he painted 'The Berkeley Hounds in Kennel,' in 1821 'The London and Edinburgh Mail Coach' and in 1824 he produced a set of three paintings depicting 'Lord Harewood's Hunt.'