Alfred William Strutt (1856-1924) - Late 19th Century Oil, Horses and Groom
DescriptionA fine study of two horse and gentleman in a top hat. The study is unfinished and possibly a preliminary study for a larger work. On canvas not on stretchers. Unsigned.
The condition is typical for a picture of this age. With surface marks and surface dirt. Wear to the edges of the canvas. Inspection under UV light reveals various small areas of restoration and overpainting, including the eye of the horse. Finished with a shiny varnish.
38 x 54.6cm (15" x 21.5")Sheet: 41.2 x 56.4cm (16.2" x 22.2")
We acquired a large collection of works by Alfred William Strutt. Several are unfinished, or contain notes to himself as if they are preparatory works. Many but not all are signed. There were a few family items included which we illustrate but are not included in the sale of this item.
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Alfred William Strutt (1856-1924) was born in New Zealand and was the son of the artist William Strutt. He spent much of his life in England. Strutt was taught by his father and also attended South Kensington Schools. He painted a variety of subjects including genre and sporting scenes. Strutt is perhaps best known for his paintings of various dogs, horses, donkeys and some genre pictures. Some were published as steel engravings in signed editions.
He exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy and was elected Royal Society of British Artists in 1888 and an Associate of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers the following year. Other exhibiting venues included Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, London Salon, Manchester Academy of Fine Arts, Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. Examples of his work are in the collections of numerous British museums.
|Artist||Alfred William Strutt (1856-1924)|
|Date||Late 19th Century|
|Dimensions||38 x 54.6cm|
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