Bonhams offers equestrian art in sale

By: Horse Deals


Bonhams offers equestrian art in sale
Bonhams offers equestrian art in sale

Bonhams is delighted to offer a selection of stunning images of horses and equestrian scenes in the 20th Century British and Irish Art sale, taking place on the 16th November at Bonhams, New Bond Street.

A sculpture by Dame Elisabeth Frink, entitled Horse in the Rain V, numbered 3/8 is estimated to sell for £120,000 – 180,000. Conceived in 1985, the bronze sculpture has never been seen at auction before and has remained in a private collection since 1986.

Two paintings by Sir Alfred Munnings are also highlights of the sale. The first, entitled The Start was executed circa 1950 and is estimated to sell for £300,000 – 500,000. Munnings had first been exposed to the thrill of horse racing in 1898. To celebrate his success for being included in the Royal Academy that year he skipped work, went to Bungay races and said he "plunged into the most vividly coloured phase of life I had so far seen...Such colour and action as I had never dreamed"

The second, very different, painting by Munnings entitled Mare and Foal circa 1906 is estimated to sell for £30,000 – 50,000. Here a young country boy takes a sturdy mare and her foal presumably from one pasture to another. The rural idyll and the labours of country tradition together with their inextricable bond with nature is clearly illustrated in this painting.

To view a videos of the highlights please go to:

http://www.bonhams.com/eur/moviemodbrithl/

www.bonhams.com/20thcentury