Sawrey Gilpin (1733-1807)

Artist Name Sawrey Gilpin (1733-1807)
Title Bay Horse and Spaniel in a Lake Landscape
Description This lovely 18th century Old Master oil painting of animals in a landscape is attributed to the circle of animal artist Sawrey Gilpin. Painted circa 1790 it is an absolutely charming portrayal of a bay horse and springer spaniel greeting each other, the dog gazing up at the horse. Indeed the artist has captured that slightly wet look on the dogs coat, as if it has already had a swim. Interestingly, although the dog has a lead around its neck, there are no humans in sight. The animals are standing beneath a tree and beyond them is an expansive lake and landscape bathed in early morning misty light. An absolutely captivating Old Master oil painting of animal friendship in a lovely landscape.
Provenance Grundy and Smith Manchester. Label verso.
 
Medium Oil on Canvas
Size 25 x 21 inches
Frame Housed in a fine gilded frame, 33 inches by 29 inches and in good condition.
Condition Good condition.
Biography Sawrey Gilpin RA (1733-1807) was an English animal painter, illustrator, and etcher who specialised in paintings of horses and dogs. He was made a Royal Academician.
Price SOLD