A Bay Horse Led Towards a Rubbing-Down House at Newmarket (Primary Title)

John Wootton, English, ca. 1682 - 1764 (Artist)

ca. 1715
oil on canvas
Unframed: 30 × 47 in. (76.2 × 119.38 cm)
Framed: 36 3/4 × 55 in. (93.35 × 139.7 cm)
Wootton, an innovator in sporting art, shows in this painting a naturalistic interest both in the anatomy of this early racehorse and in the realistically observed landscape around the racing center at Newmarket.
Paul Mellon Collection
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
Image released via Creative Commons CC-BY-NC

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