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Portraits of Bay Horses

1991.1458.1-2 (RS21192)

Description

Two unframed 'portraits' of bay horses with docked tails and roached manes, standing haltered and tied to a sky-blue and gray wall, standing on straw bedding; both are painted to face each other and to suggest contiguous space; the name of each horse ('Bobs' and 'Surprise') is inscribed on the respective painting.

Details

Maker
Parmelly, Joseph G. (Maker)
Date
1898, possibly
Inscriptions
In black paint in upper left of image: ""SURPRISE"" In black paint in the lowever right of images: ""Jas. G. Parmell(?) In yellow paint, lower left, as if monogramms on a blue blanket: ""WCG"" On verso of both paintings, a black stamp in the center: ""W. URQUHART/ NOTTING HILL GATE/ LONDON W. [illegible]
Location of origin
England
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
canvas
oil paint (paint)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
canvas
landscapes (representations)
Oil on Canvas
oil paint (paint)
paintings (visual works)
Picture
Picture, Animal
Dimensions
10 x 14 x 0.438 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1458.1-2
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2978

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