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In a much more dramatic painting than traditional horse portraits, Ward depicts 'Walton' having thrown his rider, but starting back from his stable door.
It came to Brodsworth Hall in the 1860s with several paintings inherited by Georgiana Thellusson, née Theobald. It hangs in the Billiard Room with Ward’s 'Dr Syntax', 'Haphazard', and his portrait of John Theobald and 'Rockingham'.
English Heritage, Brodsworth Hall
oil on canvas
H 112 x W 147.5 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 1812