Arthur Spooner (1873-1962)
|Artist Name||Arthur Spooner (1873-1962)|
|Title||Portrait of Horses in Dappled Sunlight|
|Description||This beautiful British Impressionist oil painting is by noted animal artist Arthur Spooner. Painted circa 1935 it is a superb painting of two working horses standing in the shade of vibrant green trees. The dappled sunlight that Spooner loved to depict is bathing the scene in the most wonderful light. The heavy impasto and brushwork along with the light make this a beautiful Impressionist painting of horses.
Signed lower right.
|Provenance||Derby estate. Remains of two exhibition labels verso. Possibly exhibited in 1935 at the Royal Academy no. 677 as 'Dappled Sunlight'.|
|Size||27 x 25 inches|
|Frame||Housed in a fine period gilt frame, 34 inches by 32 inches and in good condition.|
|Biography||Arthur Spooner (1873–1962) was a British Impressionist painter from Nottingham, England. Spooner was born in Nottingham and trained at the Nottingham School of Art (now part of Nottingham Trent University) in the late 19th century. He later taught landscape and figurative painting there in the early 20th century. He painted The Goose Fair, Nottingham in 1926. The painting was sold at Christie's in 2004 and is displayed in Nottingham Castle.
Nottingham Society of Artists 1908, Vice President Nottingham Society of Artists 1924 and 1938, ARBA 1919, Royal Society of British Artists 1920.
Exhibited: Royal Society of Artists, Birmingham 3, Cooling & Sons Gallery 34, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 15, Nottingham Museum and Art Gallery 144, Royal Academy 15, Royal Society of British Artists 83.