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19Th Century Oil Painting Grey Horse In Stable By Stanley Berkeley

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  • €10,653 Euro
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19th Century English Work Of Art Oil Painting Portrait Of A Grey Horse In Stable By Stanley Berkeley.

Impress your clients & guests with this equine masterpeice to display on your office or home wall space. 

Subject Equine horse study portrait of a grey thoroughbred horse facing left in full side profile standing in a panelled wood stable with golden yellow straw spread out on the floor. The horse is wearing its head reign  & munching feed by the feeding trough which has various green grass foliage with purple flowers. A hayrack full of hack is on the wall.

The details is so incredible the eyelashes of the horse, the muscle defination and the white & grey colours are so bold!

Title “Grey horse in a stable “by Stanley Berkeley.

Oil on canvas.

Set in such a traditional decorative later gilt frame.

Circa late 19th century Victorian era.

This painting is signed in the  bottom corner by the artist Stanley Berkeley

In our opinion this is one of his finest equine horse works.

Artist biography Stanley Berkeley (1855–1909) was a  known English painter of animals, sporting and historical subjects, especially military scenes. Born in London, he exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy, the  Grafton Galleries, the New Watercolour Society, and elsewhere from 1878 until 1902, and many of his pictures were retrospective military scenes of the English Civil War and the Battle of Waterloo, such as For God and King: An Incident in the Civil War, and Gordons and Greys to the front: An Incident at Waterloo. Berkeley also depicted contemporary events and several were published as photogravures by Henry Graves including The Victory of Candahar, Charge of the Gordon Highlanders at Dargai, Atbara, and Omdurman.

Some of his most popular pictures were representations of dramatic events in the Boer War. He also provided illustrations for various books, magazines and newspapers, and produced many works in water-colour and monochrome. In 1884, he was elected a member of the Royal Society of Painters and Etchers for his illustration work. Berkeley married the genre and landscape painter, Edith Berkeley and they lived at Surbiton Hill, in Surrey, where he died on 24 April 1909. His paintings have been exhibited at galleries & sold at auctions around the world with the current highest recorded sold price being for $13,107 US dollars which was for Farrier Sgt. W.J. Hradham. No 7 Company C squadron 4th Rough Riders at the international Art Centre.
For further reading please see Harrington, Peter (1993). British Artists and War: The Face of Battle in Paintings and Prints, 1700-1914. London: Greenhill. Mortimer, R., "A Battle-Painter at Home: Mr. Stanley Berkeley and his Work," Windsor Magazine, Vol. X, July 1899, pp. 123–132. Obituary, The Times, April 24, 1909, page 15.

Provenance Verso Royal Academy Of Arts Piccadilly London letter along with Bonhams label & artist information.

With hanging thread on the back ready for immediate home display.

Condition report offered in fine used condition. Having various foxing stains also craquelure to the surface, The frame having general wear, dust, scuffs, stains and some losses commensurate with usage & age.

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Dimensions in centimetres of frame

High (64 cm)
Length depth thickness (5 cm)
Wide (89 cm)

Item Info

Seller Location

Covent Garden, London

Item Dimensions

H: 64cm W: 89cm D: 5cm


19th century

Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Location

Covent Garden, London

Item Location

United Kingdom

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+44 (0)7494 763382