Nathaniel Hughes John Baird (1865-1935)
|Artist Name||Nathaniel Hughes John Baird (1865-1935)|
|Description||In excellent condition and finished in a fine frame and mount this is a very accomplished painting by the the noted animal and horse painter John Nathaniel Hughes Baird. He exhibited many works like this and was famous in his day for these scenes of horses which fetched huge sums at the time. This is signed right with his monogram. It would have been an exhibited work circa 1918. The painting depicts young horses in an open panoramic landscape with a rainbow.
Signed lower right.
|Provenance||Sussex estate. Gale and Co Framers.|
|Medium||Watercolour on Paper|
|Size||17 x 10 inches|
|Frame||Framed with mount. 27 inches by 20 inches. Good condition.|
|Condition||In good gallery condition.|
|Biography||Nathaniel Hughes John Baird (1865-1935) was born in Yetholm in Roxburghshire. He was the son of John Baird, the minister who is famed for his work in reforming the gypsy population and particularly for the founding of the first 'Ragged Schools'. Baird first studied under his father and then at the Coldstream Academy, Edinburgh, then London and later Paris.
He had his first Royal Academy work accepted in 1883 and exhibited at many of the principal galleries from that date including the R.O.I. of which he was elected a member.
He was equally at home with both oil and watercolour and a favourite subject was the heavy horse at work. He continued to exhibit until the 1930's. He moved to Devon in 1880, living at Dawlish where he was given an interesting commission by the Miller family of Torquay to paint portraits of the family. One of the sitters was the youngest daughter Agatha who was to gain worldwide fame as the crime writer Agatha Christie. Following the death of his wife in 1919 he moved from Devon to Sussex where he died in 1935.