William G. Simmonds

Old Horse

1936–7

Not on display
Artist
William G. Simmonds 1876–1968
Medium
Wood
Dimensions
Object: 200 x 570 x 325 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1937
Reference
N04900

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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