English 19th Century Equine Oil Painting Bay Hunter Horse Israel C1876 By J Emms
Witness excellence in equine painting with this stunning 19th century oil painting, featuring a majestic bay hunter horse named Israel. Expertly crafted by the renowned equine artist J. Emms, this distinguished artwork will bring a unique touch of history and beauty to any home.
- Subject Equine horse hunting study of bay hunter who is facing left in full side profile in a stable and the horse casts a shadow on the hay filled floor.
- Title “Israel” study of a bay hunter horse.
- Oil on canvas.
- Circa late 19th century, signed and dated 76 for 1876.
- A nice size with the frame being 41 cm high and 50.5 cm wide.
- Fine work of art a well painted example which is so collectible & sought after.
- John Emms (1844 – 1 November 1912) was an English artist.
Artist Biography Emma was born in Bloomfield, Norfolk, the son of artist Henry William Emms. He became an avid hunter and became famous for his paintings of horses, and of dogs, particularly foxhounds and terriers. He exhibited in London from 1866 to 1903, particularly at the Royal Academy several times & the Suffolk Street Gallery. His works are mainly in oils, they show a confident hand, bold brush strokes, generous layers of paint and a great understanding of the physical elements of his subjects.
- He married Fanny Primmer of Sandhurst, Hampshire, in 1880. The couple lived in London for a time but returned to Sandhurst in 1881 and built a large house and studio named The Firs, where Emma lived for the rest of his life. He died in Sandhurst.
- His painting of "Callum" a Dandies Diamond Terrier hangs in the National Gallery of Scotland. In 1919, the owner of the dog, James Conan Smith, donated £55,000 (£2,689,000 in 2021) to the National Gallery of Scotland with a requirement that obliged them to display the painting on its walls in perpetuity.
John Emma's work has been offered at auction multiple times, with realized prices ranging up to 554,500 USD, depending on the size and medium of the artwork. Since 1998 the record price for this artist at auction is 554,500 USD for The Kennel Club: Saladin, Witchcraft, Champion, Stately, Lady, Dusty; Old Faithfuls: Sally, Graph..., Gorgias, Lockwood, Bell... (Two Works), sold at Sotheby's New York in 2012. John Emma has been featured in articles for Actually, Christie's Daily and The Art Newspaper.
- The most recent article is Exquisite Dog Paintings from Frances G. Scale Collection to Be Presented at Hind man written for Actually in November 2022.
Emma is considered a painter of great ability. According to the American Kennel Club, his painting The New Forest Foxhounds is valued at an estimated $800,000–$1.2 million.
Provenance labels verso 1 is an old label of the horse name is shown on the canvas back also another for Fine Art Trade Guild The Crescent Moon with address 67 Crouch Street, Colchester Essex and registration number 6731. Also, Fine Art auction label.
- Such a delightful equestrian horse animal lover collectors scene.
- Set in such an attractive gilt frame.
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- With hanging thread on the back ready for immediate home display.
- Condition report the painting surface is in good overall order offered in fine charming used condition. Having various craquelure, areas of foxing staining in places also having had 1 small patch repair to a tear area located on the the top back leg hip area also some minor over painting to this area. Canvas is a little loose on the stretcher, so it bulges slightly in places, a bit of a "stretcher" line is visible. The outer frame has been overprinted and having signs of repairs in places, with general wear, scuffs, scratches, minor chip losses & stains commensurate with usage & old age.
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Dimensions in centimetres of frame
High (41 cm)
Length depth thickness (5.5 cm)
Wide (50.5 cm)