Musée No:737.002

Musée No:737.002

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Horse Sketch

Artist: Sawrey Gilpin

Date:1787

Sawrey Gilpin, (1733–1807), was an English animal painter, illustrator, and etcher born in Cumbria England. He specialised in paintings of horses and dogs. He learnt to draw from his father and at the age of 14 was sent to London to study with the marine painter Samuel Scott.  Based in Covent garden Gilpin enjoyed sketching the horses and carts that passed by and soon it was obvious that animals, especially horses, would become his speciality. His break came when some of his sketches were shown to the Duke of Cumberland who then employed him to draw the horses at his stud in Newmarket and Windsor.  He became famous for his horse paintings, and to a lesser extent those of other animals but his larger format historical weren't as popular. He often had help for the backgrounds of paintings. He was made a Royal Academician.

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