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19th-century English School, Portrait Of A Bay Mare In A Stable - Antique Oil Painting

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Sold by: Brave Fine Art

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This charming mid-19th-century English oil painting depicts a bay mare within a stable.
Victorians adored their horses, particularly the aristocracy who filled their walls with images of their beloved equines. They were significant members of the family, trusted, loyal, and characterful. As such, numerous artists, both established and provincial, were commissioned to produce portraits of this nature.
Interestingly, many stabled horse portraits from this period follow a similar pattern, which may be derived from the eminent artist John Frederick Herring Senior (1795-1865). Herring was one of the finest equestrian painters of his generation and taught a host of pupils. Itís plausible that the artist of this particular piece was trained by his hand, or if not, certainly inspired by him.
Note the eye, itís looking towards us with a sense of mischief.
Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 28ĹĒ x 23ĹĒ / 72cm x 59cm
Year of creation: c. 1860
Labels & Inscriptions: Framerís label on reverse. Kingís Road, London.
Provenance: Private collection, England.
Condition: Artwork presents well. Craquelure but the paint is stable. Areas of restoration. Frame with some light wear.
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1860.


Height = 59 cm (23.2")
Width = 72 cm (28.3")
Depth = 5 cm (2.0")

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