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Feeding the Horses (Horses, Figures and Poultry)

Photo credit: Nottingham City Museums and Galleries

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In the archway of a stone building stand two horses. Under the arch stands a large grey, with saddle and bridle, being held to rein by a woman dressed in a hat, blue jacket and skirt. To the side of the woman is a window with three pots of flowers, and there is ivy growing above the archway. In front of the grey is a chestnut horse, also saddled. It stoops to feed from a small bran tub held by a seated man on the right.

Newstead Abbey, Nottingham City Museums and Galleries


  • Date


  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    127 x 106.7 cm

  • Accession number

    NCM 1941-23

  • Acquisition method

    purchased from the executors of the estate of Sir Thomas Shipstone, 1941

Normally on display at

Newstead Abbey, Nottingham City Museums and Galleries

Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire NG15 8GE England

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