• Old Master & 19th Century Pain auction at Christies

    Sale 2282

    Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings, & Watercolors

    27 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 194

    Sir Alfred James Munnings, P.R.A., R.W.S. (Mendham 1878-1959 Dedham)

    Two Horses wearing Exercise Blankets

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Sir Alfred James Munnings, P.R.A., R.W.S. (Mendham 1878-1959 Dedham)
    Two Horses wearing Exercise Blankets
    signed 'A.J. MUNNINGS' (lower right)
    oil on panel
    9½ x 13 in. (24.1 x 33 cm.)


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    These two horses were most likely Munnings' own hunters, the chestnut possibly being his wife's horse, Rufus or Master Munn. He frequently used his own horses as models in pictures of horses at exercise during World War II while based at Withypool. He painted a similar scene of horses in the stable yard entitled The Second Set (sold Christie's, New York, 5 December 2003, lot 117).

    This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the works of Sir Alfred Munnings being prepared by Lorian Peralta-Ramos.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 15 November 1978, lot 100, as 'Two Racehorses Wearing Blankets', where purchased.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Montgomery Fisher