Animal Painters of England from the Year 1650; A Brief History of Their Lives and Works Volume 2

Animal Painters of England from the Year 1650; A Brief History of Their Lives and Works Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...one, over 5 feet in length, is a portrait of Sir William Jolliffe standing beside a favourite dun hunter, which is held by a groom; to the rear a countryman holds the groom's horse, a chestnut, in the shade of some trees; the background is a wooded landscape with a church tower. The other hunting piece is over 4 feet in length; it represents "Hounds in Full Cry," and contains portraits of Sir William Jolliffe on a grey hunter, and those of four other sportsmen. The whipperin and the huntsman, who is blowing a curly horn, wear scarlet with blue collars and cuffs. Seymour's picture of Sir Robert Fagge, Bart., has social rather than sporting interest. Sir Robert was a well-known Newmarket character, renowned for his eccentricity and miserly spirit. He is represented in shabby clothes, mounted on an old grey stallion with broken knees. The rider has dropped the reins on his horse's neck, and from a canvas bag in his right hand is offering a coin to a woman who stands on the horse's near side with a basket of cherries. Newmarket Heath, with many figures and horses, forms the distant background. "Race at Newmarket," 4th April, 1731; on canvas, 3 feet by 2 feet. A sweepstakes of 100 guineas each for subscribers. It was won by the Duke of Bridgwater's bay horse, Hazard, the Duke of Ancaster's grey Crab being second; each horse carrying 9 stone. In the background are several figures on horseback against the stand and the ditch. This picture of Seymour's is in the Elsenham collection. "The old Weighing-house at Newmarket," with crowds of spectators on horseback and in carriages. This is a small work by Seymour in the same collection. He painted a picture of the famous Carriage Match, made by the Earls of March and Eglinton...show more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236537939
  • 9781236537935