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’.
Oil on canvas
Size including frame
30⅔” x 26⅔” / 78cm x 68cm
Year of creation
Artwork in good overall condition with two very tidy repairs. Frame with light age-related wear.