Portraits of Old Carriage-Horses in His Late Majesty's Stud at Windsor (Primary Title)

Richard Barrett Davis, English, 1782 - 1854 (Artist)

oil on canvas
Unframed: 39 1/2 × 49 3/4 in. (100.33 × 126.37 cm)
Framed: 45 3/4 × 55 7/8 in. (116.21 × 141.92 cm)
Davis offers a momentary glimpse into the daily routine at the royal stables. The horses are being readied for exercise. The discarded blankets on the stable floor and the posture of the grooms strike a seemingly sad tone that might allude to the recent death of the horses’ owner, King George III.
Inscribed, lower right, "RB Davis / 1820."
Paul Mellon Collection
2018: "Country Life: Masterpieces from the Mellon Collection of MVFA", Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris, France, September 4 - December 2, 2018

2018-2019: "A Sporting Vision: The Paul Mellon Collection of British Sporting Art from the VMFA", National Sporting Museum & Library, Middleburg, VA, April 13 - July 22, 2018; Frist Art Museum, Nashville, TN, February 2 - May 5, 2019; Frick Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, June 15 - September 8, 2019
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