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This dark bay stallion may have belonged to John Theobald, who bred and raced horses for over 30 years in the early 19th century,

This is one of several paintings at Brodsworth Hall which reflect Theobald’s passion for the turf. It is signed by Barenger and dated indistinctly 1812, or 1816, when Theobald was just entering the racing world. He gradually built up a major commercial stud at Stockwell, Middlesex, and had his greatest successes in racing in the 1830s and 1840s.

The sporting artist James Barenger painted the mares and foals of the Theobald Stud in 1825. Three other paintings of horses at Brodsworth have the same gilt frame with shells in the corners as this. They have therefore also been attributed to Barenger.

English Heritage, Brodsworth Hall

Doncaster


Date

1812

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 70 x W 89 cm

Accession number

90009354

Acquisition method

purchased, as part of the contents of Brodsworth Hall, from Pamela Williams by the National Heritage Memorial Fund and transferred to English Heritage, 1990

Work type

Painting

Inscription description

J Barenger 1812 or 1816 (indistinct)


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Brodsworth, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN5 7XJ England

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