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Mid 19th Century English School Antique Oil Portrait Painting of a Gentleman Farmer and His Prize Horse, Signed "H Hall"

Mid 19th Century English School Antique Oil Portrait Painting of a Gentleman Farmer and His Prize Horse, Signed "H Hall"

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A charming 19th Century English school antique oil portrait painting.

Portraying a gentleman farmer in top hat, frock coat and boots with his prize horse.

The painting bears an artists signature of "H Hall" to the bottom right.  The identity of the gentleman farmer and his horse are currently unknown.

"H Hall" also known as Harry Hall. Harry Hall (c. 1814 – 22 April 1882) was an English equestrian painter, whose works were in demand by horse owners. His output was prolific and he was the foremost racehorse portraitist of his time: his style has been described as being "strikingly modern... when compared with many of his contemporaries". He also produced other types of portraits and shooting scenes. 

Hall began life as a portrait painter, and exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1838, however his career was established on his first equestrian work being given at the Royal Academy in 1845 when he exhibited a Suffolk cob from Newmarket.

He worked out of his home, Willoughby House, Newmarket from 1846, and frequently across England and Europe. He worked continuously with no need for exhibiting from 1860.

Presented in an associated gilt gesso frame.

Condition - Good overall.  Minor surface craqueluer as one would expect. Cleaned and relined historically.  All-in-all good and ready to hang.  This would look great in any period setting or contemporary home. The painting displays very well. A further detailed condition report is available upon request.

Size: With the frame: Width 66 cm x Height 58 cm (26" x 23")

Without the frame (Canvas): Width 51.5cm x Height 42.5 cm (20 1/4" x 16 3/4")


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