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Dr Syntax' was a famous racehorse, who won 20 gold cups. He was named after a popular character from 18th-century books and prints. Ward’s magnificent and detailed painting places the horse in a sweeping landscape setting. He painted three versions of 'Dr Syntax' from 1820, and included an engraving in the series of ‘Celebrated Horses’. This third version was one of three paintings of famous horses bought by a Mr Theobald, at the sale of Ward’s work in 1829.

English Heritage, Brodsworth Hall

Doncaster


Date

1821

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 76 x W 102 cm

Accession number

90009357

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 WARD RA 1821


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Brodsworth, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN5 7XJ England

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