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    Sale 2055

    Sporting and Wildlife Art

    3 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 80

    James Lynwood Palmer (British, 1868-1941)

    Horses in an extensive landscape with figures beyond

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    James Lynwood Palmer (British, 1868-1941)
    Horses in an extensive landscape with figures beyond
    signed and dated 'Lynwood Palmer/1904' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    45 x 76 in. (114.4 x 193 cm.)


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    John Lynwood Palmer, the son of a parson, was born at Market Rasen and educated at King's College, London. At the age of seventeen, to avoid being forced into the law or diplomatic service, he ran away to Canada. There, he spent eleven years working on ranches before coming to the attention of General Field of the U.S. Army, who set him on the road to his career. Returning to England in 1899, his patrons included Lady Warwick, the Duke of Portland, Edward VII and George V. Although his paintings have a slightly romantic feel to them, he was considered by many contemporaries to be the finest horse painter of his time.

    Provenance

    with The Carlton Gallery, London.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF WILLIAM AND ELEANOR WOOD PRINCE, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS