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Captain Henry de Beauvoir de Lisle (1864–1955) and His Pony, 'Snowy', c.1900
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Durham Light Infantry Museum

Captain Henry de Beauvoir de Lisle (1864–1955) and His Pony, 'Snowy', c.1900 1951

Juliet McLeod (1917–1982)

Durham Light Infantry Museum
Equestrian painter, writer, illustrator and teacher, born in Ashley Green, Buckinghamshire. Her knowledge of horses was based on riding from a small child. In her mid-teens she attended L’École des Beaux-Arts, in Paris, then with Lynwood Palmer, who urged McLeod to study George Stubbs’s The Anatomy of the Horse and to keep up her riding. McLeod had a first solo show with Ackermann, 1947, another with Fores Ltd, 1953. In 1960 she produced her book of pictures, A Hundred Horses. Notable among her pupils was Michael Jeffery. Her husband, Adrian Thorpe, crippled and in a wheelchair, was an expert and writer on parrots, many of which lived in their west London house. McLeod, who looked after him for years from the mid-1950s, suffered from multiple sclerosis and eventually a fatal fall.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)


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