28 November 2000
William Huggins (1820-1884)
Study of a horse
signed 'W Huggins' (lower left)
black, blue and red chalk, heightened with white, lightly squared, on blue paper
93/8 x 11½ (23.7 x 29.2 cm.)
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Huggins was a Liverpool animal and landscape painter, whose devotion to animals found expression in his carefully observed paintings and drawings, often taken from creatures in the zoo, or his house full of exotic pets.
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