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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
oil on canvas
H 76 x W 102 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
J WARD RA 1821