Portrait Of Alonzo, A Dark Brown Stallion

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A provincial 19th-century portrait of a dark brown stallion known as Alonzo. Tucked into the frame, a short poem reads as follows:

It is Alonzo that is coming,
You can tell him by his walk;
He is the Horse that trots so fast
And makes the people talk;
Look at his feet and legs,
Look at his size and length;
At his superior action,
His breeding and his strength.

The painting is housed within a beautiful gilded frame with foliate borders and swept corners.

Dated in the lower right and signed ‘Alonzo’.

Medium Oil on canvas
Size including frame
30⅔” x 26⅔” / 78cm x 68cm
Year of creation
c. 1873
Provenance
Worcestershire, England
Condition
Artwork in good overall condition with two very tidy repairs. Frame with light age-related wear.