Portrait Of Alonzo, A Dark Brown Stallion

Portrait Of Alonzo, A Dark Brown Stallion

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
Worcestershire, England
Artwork in good overall condition with two very tidy repairs. Frame with light age-related wear.

Conservation & History

We care profoundly about our role as custodians and every piece in the collection has been assessed by our conservator. When required, we undertake professional restoration carefully using reversible techniques and adopt a light touch to retain the aged charm of each work. We also restore frames rather than replace them as many are original and selected by the artists themselves.

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