Ware Wire, 1907, is an energetic sketch, marking the start of Sir Alfred Munnings’ career as a prolific artist. Munnings gained notoriety at the turn of the century as one of England’s finest painters of horses.
This quick drawing reveals Munnings’ creative process. It shows the horse as the central focus of many of his works, capturing the speed and movement of the majestic animal. Even in this preliminary sketch, there is a narrative as the jockey tumbles off the horse. Munnings emphasises the speed of the animal with his brisk pencil markings. This drawing is very much about motion.