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    Sale 7545

    A Town House in Mayfair

    20 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 577

    Thomas Gooch (1750-1802)

    Waggoner, a greyhound, in a landscape

    Price Realised  

    Thomas Gooch (1750-1802)
    Waggoner, a greyhound, in a landscape
    signed and dated 'T·Gooch 1799' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    14 x 17¾ in. (35.1 x 45 cm.)


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    Probably a student of Sawrey Gilpin, Gooch painted mainly horses and dogs, and exhibited seventy-six paintings at the Royal Academy between 1781 and 1802. He is described by Sally Mitchell as 'the Hogarth of the sporting artists', being the first to produce a series of paintings with a moral reforming theme entitled The life of a racehorse (The Dictionary of British Equestrian Artists, Suffolk, 1985, p. 238). Gooch spent most of his career in London, but died in Lyndhurst, Hampshire in 1802.

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