The present drawing may be a study for an oil painting of a horse race, in which there is a third rider behind the two pictured in our drawing. The oil was exhibited at the Leggatt Gallery, London, 1925.
The son of a wealthy banker and art collector, James Seymour was said to be one of the finest horse painters of his day. Sadly he was not so successful in his personal life. He was a gambler who, despite his popularity as a sporting artist, died bankrupt.