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Portrait Of A Gentleman And His Greyhound 1758, By Edward Alcock.


£4,985 | $6,947 USD | €5,810 EUR
Item Number: SA615963
Date of manufacture: 18th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Roy Precious - Antiques & Fine Art
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Small scale oil on canvas in the original carved and giltwood frame. Signed with initials and dated '58' lower right.
EDWARD ALCOCK (fl. 17451778) was an English painter of portraits and miniatures.
Alcock lived in a variety of towns around England and was described by the poet William Shenstone as "the most volatile of all creatures that have not wings". He is first recorded living with his mother in 1745 in Liverpool, where he went into partnership with a carver-and-gilder in 1747. He was recorded in Bath in 1757 and was living in Birmingham between 1759 and 1760, where he painted a full-length portrait of Shenstone now in the National Portrait Gallery. He was described as "Mr Alcock of Bristol" in 1769, and by 1778 was living in London and exhibiting at the Royal Academy and Free Society of Artists, while retaining strong links with Birmingham. Shenstone described him as "an excellent miniature painter" and the poet Chatterton penned fulsome verses in his praise in 1769. Alcock's small full lengths are very much in the style of Devis.
SIZE: 16.75 x 11 inches canvas.
22 x 16.5 inches framed.
PROVENANCE: Collection of the late Peter Walwyn MBE. (1933-2017)
Peter Walwyn MBE, a giant of the turf, will forever be associated with the great champion Grundy. Walwyn, who was based for the majority of his training career at Seven Barrows in Lambourn, was champion trainer in Britain on two occasions in 1974 and 1975, the same year Grundy enjoyed his splendid campaign that saw the colt win the G1 2000 Guineas, Epsom Derby, Irish Derby and King George VI and Queen Elizabeth S. That King George win, when he prevailed after a terrific tussle with Bustino, has been ranked as one of the most iconic races of the century. Walwyn retired from training in 1999 after saddling 1,900 winners and was appointed an honorary member of the Jockey Club. He was also awarded an MBE by the Queen in 2012 for his services to racing.
Internal Ref: 9131


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 18th Century.


Height = 56 cm (22.0")
Width = 42 cm (16.5")
Depth = 6.5 cm (2.6")

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