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SA1032712

John Rattenbury Skeaping 1901-1980. English. Guardian, Cowboy And Horseman Of The Camargue, 1970. Framed Pastel On Paper.

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£3,895 | $4,939 USD | €4,433 EUR
Item Number: SA1032712
Date of manufacture: Later than 1960
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Big Sky Fine Art
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Description

John Rattenbury Skeaping.
English ( b.1901 - d.1980 ).
Guardian, Cowboy and Horseman of the Camargue,1970.
Pastel on Paper. Signed and dated.
Paper size 15.2 inches x 20.9 inches ( 38.5cm x 53cm ).
Frame size 24.2 inches x 29.3 inches ( 61.5cm x 74.5cm ).
Available for sale from Big Sky Fine Art in the English county of Dorset, this original pastel on paper drawing by John Rattenbury Skeaping dated 1970.
The artwork is presented and supplied in a new contemporary frame (which is shown in these photographs), a new mount, conservation materials and non-reflective Tru Vue UltraVue® UV70 glass.
This vintage pastel drawing is in very good condition, commensurate with its age. It wants for nothing and is supplied ready to hang and display.
The pastel drawing is signed and dated lower right.
Regarded as the leading equine sculptor of the twentieth century, John Rattenbury Skeaping was also a highly regarded racehorse artist. As a child he showed an early aptitude for art and was educated from the age of 13 at the Blackheath School of Art, Goldsmiths College, the Central School of Arts & Crafts and finally the Royal Academy Schools, where he won the Royal Academy Gold Medal and travelling scholarship. He then taught in Newcastle.

In 1924 Skeaping won the Prix de Rome and went to Rome on a three-year scholarship. Barbara Hepworth won the second prize and they met in Rome and married in Florence in 1925. They returned to London and worked together for a while, putting on a joint exhibition in Glasgow and London in 1928 that established them in the forefront of British Sculpture.

During the Second World War Skeaping served in the Royal Intelligence Corps as an official war artist before transferring to the SAS in North Africa. After the war he and his second wife lived in Devon for a while before returning to London where he spent a period teaching at the Royal College of Art. He then went to Mexico for over a year, living amongst the primitive Indians and learning how to make their traditional pottery.

In 1950 Skeaping returned to England and became Professor of Sculpture at the Royal College of Art. He remained there until his retirement in 1959 when he moved to the Camargue in France, partly for health reasons. There he studied the wild horses of the Carmargue and lived for twenty years with his third wife.

Skeaping first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1922; he was elected an Associate there in 1951 and Academician in 1959. He exhibited extensively, and wrote and illustrated four books, including his autobiography, Drawn from Life.

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Declaration

This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as Later than 1960.


Dimensions

Height = 61.5 cm (24.2")
Width = 74.5 cm (29.3")
Depth = 3 cm (1.2")


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Sutton Poyntz
Dorset
DT3 6LQ
United Kingdom

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