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STEEPLECHASING: THE FINISH (ONE OF FOUR)

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STEEPLECHASING: THE FINISH (ONE OF FOUR)

Made by: Henry Aiken

On view in: Second Floor Library


About this object

The finish of the race. A jockey with a blue jacket passes the white flag on the post facing to the right, in the center of the painting. He is accompanied by a small dog. There are crowds of people in the middle of the picture plane lined up behind a rope. A group of men waving their hats are in the left front. In the background is country meadows and trees, and six more riders are shown approaching the finish.

Category:
paintings
Object name:
STEEPLECHASING: THE FINISH (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:
51.23
Class:
PAINTING
Signature marks:
SIGNATURE bottom left: H. Alken; on reverse: H. Alken, 1849
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973