RESERVED - E R Hood, Portrait Of A Bay Racehorse

DESCRIPTION

A dark, worn, atmospheric 19th-century portrait of a bay racehorse by the name of ‘April Fool’. Every now and then, you discover a painting that is so ravaged by time that it actually improves the aesthetic - this is one of those rare occasions.

A combination of flaking paint, areas of visible canvas and heavily faded colours give the painting an enchanting look that captivates the imagination.

Signed ‘ER Hood’ in the lower right and housed in what appears to be its original frame.

Medium
Oil on canvas
Size including frame
23½” x 19½” / 59.5cm x 49.5cm x 2cm
Year of creation
1934
Condition
Flaking paint, craquelure, areas of paint loss, years of dirt, but no holes or tears.

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Framing

If the images display the artwork framed, then the frame is included in the price. For those that are unframed, we can handle the framing for you should you wish. We always try to source frames that are appropriate for the age of the painting but can also provide contemporary alternatives if you prefer. You only pay for the cost of the actual frame (usually £30 - £50) as we include the labour for free.