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Sir John Lavery, 1856–1941, Irish, String Out Exercising at Newmarket, 1913, 1913
String Out Exercising at Newmarket, 1913
- Oil on canvas
- 25 x 30 1/8 inches (63.5 x 76.5 cm)
Signed, lower left: "J. Lavery"
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
- Copyright Status:
- Copyright Undetermined
- Accession Number:
- Paintings and Sculpture
- Link to Frame:
- Subject Terms:
- brushstrokes | equestrian | gray (color) | hill | horses (animals) | landscape | sportsmen | texture
- Associated Places:
- England | Newmarket | Suffolk | United Kingdom
- Not on view
- IIIF Manifest:
John Lavery was invited by the racehorse owner Edward George Villiers Stanley, seventeenth Earl of Derby, to visit Newmarket in the autumn of 1913. While setting up his easel to paint the horses and riders en plein air, the artist was mistaken for a bookie erecting his blackboard and was ordered to move on by a policeman. By the time his identity was established, Lavery had lost his view and decided instead to focus on the overall pageantry, showing here, for instance, horses being exercised in the environs of the racecourse. Gallery label for installation of YCBA collection, 2016
Kenneth McConkey, Sir John Lavery : a painter and his world, Atelier Books, Edinburgh, 2010, P. 231, fn 65, NJ18.L394 M33 2010 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]
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