12 June 2002
Sir Alfred James Munnings, P.R.A., R.W.S. (1878-1959)
signed and dated 'A.J. MUNNINGS/1912' (lower right)
pencil, watercolour and bodycolour
9¾ x 13½ in. (24.8 x 34.2 cm.)
Charles A. Bunting, and by descent to his son, Dr Charles F. Bunting.
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Norwich, Castle Museum, Loan Collection of Pictures by A.J. Munnings, R.A., August-September 1928, no. 138.
Bury St Edmunds, Art Gallery, Loan Collection of Pictures by A.J. Munnings, R.A., August-September 1939, no. 16.
In 1911 Munnings moved from Swainsthorpe, near Norwich to the artists' colony at Lamorna in Cornwall. He continued to indulge his passions for racing and hunting, attending the primitive race meetings at St Buryan and hunting with the Western Foxhounds. In this exceptionally bright and lively watercolour of a local point-to-point, Munnings captures the excitement as the hunting participants take a bank, followed by an enthusiastic crowd of spectators.
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