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STEEPLECHASING: THE START (ONE OF FOUR)

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STEEPLECHASING: THE START (ONE OF FOUR)

Made by: Henry Aiken

On view in: Second Floor Library


About this object

This painting show the start of the race with eighteen jockeys dressed up in different colors and riding horses of different colors. They are grouped in the center of the canvas, facing to the left. The horses are at full gallop. A group of people and a white flag may be seen in the middle distance, and another group is to the far left. The background shows rolling country fields with leafless trees.

Category:
paintings
Object name:
STEEPLECHASING: THE START (ONE OF FOUR)
Made from:
Oil on canvas
Made in:
England
Date made:
1849
Size:
25.4 × 35.6 cm (10 × 14 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
51.20
Class:
PAINTING
Signature marks:
SIGNATURE on reverse: H. Alken 1849
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973