Offered for sale is a late 19th century Equestrian oil painting on canvas by English artist James Albert Clark (1863 – 1955). The painting depicts a lightly dappled carriage horse with gray mane and cropped tail standing on a bed of straw in his stable. Neatly folded in the corner is a horse blanket with the steed's initials, a clear indication that this was a commissioned piece to commemorate a beloved family pet and working companion. Many carriage horses doubled as hunters and race horses when they weren't transporting their owners in style. This painting is typical of Clark’s work as he and his father were quite renowned among the landed gentry of Great Britain as equestrian artists.
James Albert Clark was the youngest child of James Clark and his second wife Frances Mary Ann Clark. He had older half brothers and sisters that were also artists. For a while he worked under the tutelage of his father, signing his paintings "James Clark & Son" until his father’s death, after which he simply signed his name.
The painting is in excellent condition, signed and dated in the lower left corner. The painting is set into a later custom made frame that complements the painting.
Size of Frame: 30” Height by 26” Width
Size of Image: 23 ¼” Height by 19 ¼” Width.
1888 Equestrian Oil Painting By James Albert Clark