Vintage Mounted Horse Racing Royal Academy Print No. 3 by Sir Alfred Munnings.
“STUDY FOR A START” by Sir Alfred Munnings.
Vintage. Mid-20th Century - Royal Academy Print No. 3
Sir Alfred L. Munnings, K.C.V.O.P.P.R.A. (1878 - 1959)
(c) ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS, LONDON
PRINTED IN ENGLAND.
A great picture that's been well-loved, so it needs restoring and framing.
The picture part of the print could do with cleaning but the colours look lovely underneath. There are some scratches and scuffs where the paper is worn away, not visible from a distance but could do with restoring. The mount glue is clearly visible on the border but does not affect the print when framed.
The board and mount are old, worn, dirty and loose/separatedwith water damage on the bottom left front , so will need replacing or repairing.
Size: 22.5" x 28.5" (print size not including border or mount).
Sir Alfred Munnings was one of England’s most notable equine painters. From humble beginnings, he worked his way through Norwich School of Art. Despite the loss of sight in his right eye due to an accident, he entered the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 1899 and had two paintings accepted. He was then 21 years old. Munnings frequently accepted commissions from society patrons for portraits, but horses were his passion. He often painted scenes of hunting on horseback or of horse racing.