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    Sale 12309

    Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art, Maritime Art, Sporting & Wildlife Art

    7 July 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 325

    John Rattenbury Skeaping, R.A. (1901-1980)

    A group of five racehorses

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    John Rattenbury Skeaping, R.A. (1901-1980)
    A group of five racehorses
    signed, dated and numbered 'JOHN SKEAPING 77 4/7' with foundry stamp (on the base)
    bronze
    11 ½ x 36 x 14 in. (29.2 x 91.4 x 35.6 cm.)


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    John Skeaping studied at Goldsmiths College and the Royal Academy. In the 1920s he travelled to Italy were he learned marble carving, and married Barbara Hepworth at the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence. During World War II Skeaping served in the Intelligence Corps as an official war artist and spent a term with the newly founded SAS.

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