A good 19th century portrait of a hunter horse in stable setting. The dark bay horse stands on a tiled floor, against a backdrop of a planked wall and beneath a vaulted beamed ceiling. To the left, a manger with a heaped rug. To the right, a leaded glazed window illuminates the scene. The painting appears unsigned however it is very much in the manner of equine artists, Harry Hall (1814 - 1882) and John Frederick Herring (1820 - 1907).
The distinctive upright boarding, seen here behind the horse and also the elegant and high quality rendering of the animal itself are a good match to specific other works by those artists. The painting has been relined in the distant past and does have a few faults, however it remains a very charming picture. The painting has been relined in the distant past. The frame is vintage and not of the same age as the painting. There are some old areas of fairly crude restoration: seems to be an old repair to the canvas lower half, slightly to the left (see close up); some touching in is evident to the top left margin (see close up) and a few other small area that appear to have been touched in.
Despite all of the above the painting remains a highly decorative old work. Image size: 63 x 49.5 cms. Overall, including the frame: 73 x 59.5 cms.Arrived on time and as described. If I could leave a million stars, I would. SUPERB: accurately described, well packed and sent quickly - highly recommended! IF THERE WAS A SCORE HIGHER THAN 5 STARS THIS EBAYER WOULD DESERVE IT A++++. Superb communication, very honest and helpful.
George Stubbs, Rosa Bonheur, John Frederick Herring, Alfred Munnings, Eaweard Muybridhe, Lucy Kemp-Welch, Cecil Aldin, John Skeaping, Isodore Bonheur, James Pollard, Lionel Edwards, Deborah Butterfield, James Ward, Albrecht Adam, James Seymour, Lynwood Palmer, Alfred Frank de Prades, William Barraud, Francil Sartorius, James Walsham Baldock. The item "ORIGINAL ANTIQUE 19th C ENGLISH SCHOOL OIL PAINTING HORSE IN STABLE HERRING HALL" is in sale since Saturday, August 7, 2021. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "the_thought_fox" and is located in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. This item can be shipped worldwide.