27 May 1999
Thomas Pybourne (1708- after 1734)
Racehorses in royal livery watering at a trough
with inscription 'T.PYBOURNE.' (on the relining canvas)
oil on canvas
49 x 40 in. (125.7 x 102.8 cm.)
in a contemporary carved and gilded frame with flowered and acanthus-scrolled centres and corners
Purchased by the 4th Marquess of Bute, December 1930.
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Little is known of the artist and examples of his work are rare. Very few of his pictures are recorded, although some signed works are derived from compositions by Wootton and it is possible that Pybourne was a pupil of his.
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