Fine Art Work Oil Painting Red Rum Race Horse Portrait After Frank Wootton

Fine Art Work Oil Painting Red Rum Race Horse Portrait After Frank Wootton - Image 1
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1 Fine Art Work Oil Painting In The Victorian Style Famous Red Rum Thoroughbred Race Horse Portrait Gilt Framed.
Subject fine portrait of the historic Red Rum horse.
In the style similar of after Frank Wootton OBE PPGAvA born 30 July 1911 & died on 21 April 1998.
Wootton was born in Milford on Sea, Hampshire in 1911.
His mother died while Frank was still of school-age, and he was raised by his father, a seaman in the Merchant Navy.
He attended art school in 1928 at the age of seventeen, winning a travel scholarship and a gold medal from the Eastbourne School of Art and a prize of £25, which he used to fund a three-month trip to Germany, painting murals.
Frank Wootton was also an extraordinary landscape and equestrian artist.
His love of horses was unparalleled and he became vice-President of the Society of Equestrian Artists.
He was commissioned to paint the greatest steeplechaser of all time, Arkle, in 1966 - 'Arkle with Pat Taaffe up'.
He also had racehorses in training with Fred Winter.
For service in World War II, Frank Wootton was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1995.
Red Rum bay gelding was born 3 May 1965 and died 18 October 1995.
He was an historic world famous champion Thoroughbred steeplechaser.
He achieved an unmatched historic treble when he won the Grand National in 1973, 1974 and 1977.
The Grand National is a notoriously difficult race that has been described as "the ultimate test of a horse’s courage".
He was also renowned for his jumping ability, having not fallen in 100 races.
Indistinctly signed by an unknown artist.
Oil on board.
Provenance bought from a private seller.
Superb brushstroke control which brings the horse to life.
Set in a decorative gilt plaster wood frame.
With hanging thread on the back ready for immediate home display.
Highly desirable for a horse lover, collector, jockey or stable trainer.
Circa late 20th century dated 1975.
Condition report.
Offered in fine used condition.
Having various foxing staining to the board in places commensurate with age.
Some repairs have been made to the frame, with a very small piece of wood frame trim missing from the inner frame, also 2 small pin prick holes to the board, noticeable cracking in places to the frame shown.
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Dimensions in inches & centimetres of the frame approximate

26.75" High (68cm)
30.5" Wide (77cm)

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