William G. Simmonds Old Horse 1936–7

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Artwork details

Artist
Title
Old Horse
Date 1936–7
Medium Wood
Dimensions Object: 200 x 570 x 325 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1937
Reference
N04900
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N04900 OLD HORSE (?) 1937

Not inscribed.
Wych elm, h. 10 1/4 (26) on base, 24×14×2 7/8 (61×35·5×6).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1937.
Exh: R.A., 1937 (1535).
Repr: Apollo, XXVI, 1937, p.40.

The artist wrote of this carving (7 August 1958) that it was inspired by a very old horse that he saw lying in the sun early one summer's morning in 1927. A drawing made on the spot for this work was still in the artist's possession in 1958.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II

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