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Sir Alfred Munnings, P.R.A. (1878-1956)
Sir Alfred Munnings, P.R.A. (1878-1956)

A quantity of correspondence, letters, postcards and photographs from Sir Alfred Munnings, P.R.A., mostly to Richard Bullard, some illustrated

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Sir Alfred Munnings, P.R.A. (1878-1956)
A quantity of correspondence, letters, postcards and photographs from Sir Alfred Munnings, P.R.A., mostly to Richard Bullard, some illustrated
variously signed, dated and inscribed
pen and ink; unframed
8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm.) and smaller
Executed between 1905 and 1935 (46)
Provenance
Richard Bullard, Norfolk.

Lot Essay

Richard "Dick" Bullard was a horse dealer and friend of the artist's. Munnings discusses their friendship: 'Among my many Norwich acquaintances was one Richard Bullard, a dealer in horses, and a character. He and I were the same age. His wife, Bessy, had the money; she was the daughter of a farmer of means. Financed in this way, he made a career with the help of a certain captain. The captain found the customers and Bullard the horses. ... Now in those days Bullard plied a small trade in stables at Old Catton, just outside the city, and it was there that I paid him thirty-five guineas for a dark-brown six-year-old mare, fifteen hands three inches high and with a cock tail. ... A more willing or sounder creature never lived. I wonder I never rode the animal off her legs' (see Sir A. Munnings, An Artist's Life, London, 1950, pp.183-84).
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