Oil Painting "The Stirrup Cup" Harby Hunting Horses Gathered Scent Hounds & Riders
- 1 Large Fine Art Large Sporting Oil Painting "The Stirrup Cup" Hunting Horses Scent Hounds & Riders.
- Oil on canvas set in a fine gilt frame.
- Signed by the British Notts artist F G Sheppard.
- Subject sporting hunting scene.
- Title verso "The Stirrup Cup".
- Such an interesting exciting crowd English scene have exceptional perspective, with an impressive architectural view of the Nags Head pub with home ales sign on the pub outside wall in the background in Harby Leicestershire in the foreground your focus is drawn to the many dog scent hounds gathered around panting with horses and Gentleman riders who are wearing traditional red jackets white trousers and black hunting hats, to the right a young barmaid wearing blue uniform in shorts and tall white boots has just come out of the pub carrying a tray of refreshments for the riders. Behind to to the far right an arched pub gate along a brick wall with a tall white sign just behind which has a picture of a white horse and the inscription Home Ales.
- The gent nearest to the blonde hair barmaid, his holding the reigns to his proud brown horse, which has a wonderful light golden mane and with the other arm outstretched has just picked his drink. Further over another rider on horseback is holding his drink about to quench his thirst, to his left another rider is holding is whip and to his side and just behind him you can see 2 other horses, with trees at the back, with cloudy grey with some blue showing through sky above.
- Sheppard captures the scene so beautifully, the colours are so bright and vibrant.
- Circa late 20th century 1970's.
- Provenance purchased from a fine art auction label verso.
- So collectible & highly sought after by CEO's, interior designers, museums, art gallerys, antique dealers, famous & private collectors, film tv studio prop shops.
- Ready for immediate home wall display with hanging thread verso.
- Incredible conversation piece for your guests.
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- Condition report.
- Offered in fine used condition.
- The front painting surface is in good overall order, minor paint loss & some stains in places and craquelure. The frame has general wear scuffs commensurate with usage & age.
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Dimensions in centimetres of the frame approximate