Original oil on panel of a trainer working with a school race horse. Note the painter's attention to detail in the gear, bit and stance that all indicate the trainers involvement in addition to the muscles and movement of the galloping horse. Signed by JOHN SJÖSVÄRD (1890-1958) and dated on the back 1937. The artist John Sjovard painted mainly horses and ancient military motifs and was known for his work used on Olympic Equestrian Game posters, specifically one from Stockholm 1956 which auctioned off at Christie’s in 2005. Any wear is commensurate with age, some noticeable scrapes to the painted trim of the frame.
Circa Date: 1937
Dimensions: W19" D1.5" H19.5"
Original Oil on Panel Painting of Trainer On A White Race Horse, signed John Sjovard