William G. Simmonds

Old Horse

1936–7

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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

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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