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Creator:
Henry Barraud, 1811–1874, British
and William Barraud, 1810–1850, British
Title:

Children with Horse and Dog

Date:
ca. 1836
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 34 1/2 x 44 1/2 inches (87.6 x 113 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Signed and dated in brown paint, lower left: "HYW Barraud 1836"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Peter L. Malkin
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2007.11.1
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
animals | architecture | balcony | ball (recreational artifact) | basket | bat | building | children | costume | country house | dog (animal) | games | genre subject | horse (animal) | top hat | Victorian
Access:
Not on view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:59042
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William Barraud and his younger brother, Henry, were both painters and often worked collaboratively in the 1830s and 1840s producing sporting pictures and small portraits in the tradition of the conversation piece. It has often been assumed that William specialized in animal painting and Henry in landscape, but the exact nature of their collaboration is in fact harder to unravel. Their clientele was mostly country gentry, and in this example four children play outdoors, the son riding a horse with his youngest sister while one older girl feeds the horse as the other gathers flowers. Their identity has not been established conclusively, but this picture may be The children of Thomas Keen, Esq. with their favorite pony, which was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1836.

Gallery label for A Decade of Gifts and Acquisitions (Yale Center for British Art, 2017-06-01 - 2017-08-13)

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