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This solid light bay cob may have belonged to John Theobald, who bred and raced horses for over 30 years in the early 19th century.
The sporting artist James Barenger painted the mares and foals of the Theobald Stud in 1825. This painting of a cob and two other paintings of horses at Brodsworth have also been attributed to Barenger as they have the same gilt frame with shells in the corners as one signed by Barenger.
English Heritage, Brodsworth Hall
oil on canvas
H 70 x W 89 cm
purchased, as part of the contents of Brodsworth Hall, from Pamela Williams by the National Heritage Memorial Fund and transferred to English Heritage, 1990