The Meet

by William Barraud

£95,000

DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 44.0 x 54.0 in./ 111.8 x 139.7 cm
SIGNATURE: No signature
MEDIUM: Oil on canvas

Catalogue No: 5300 Categories: ,

The Meet is a smaller version of the William Barraud painting of the same title, which was commissioned by Mr. Villebois and reproduced in Sparrow’s “British Sporting Artists”.

Private collection of Mr. Robert Winthrop, New York;

By decent to the current owner from above, 1999

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William Barraud was an English animal painter and illustrator who was born in 1810 in Lambeth, London. Barraud was born into a large family, being one of 17 children.

 

After leaving school, Barraud joined the same profession as his father, that being a clerk in the Custom House. However, Barraud soon left to become a pupil of the artist Abraham Cooper, later becoming a respected and well known animal artist. Barraud was best known for his animal paintings, focusing on horses and dogs. However, he also produced some historical and landscape paintings.

 

During his lifetime Barraud exhibited his work in the Royal Academy, the British Institution and the Society of British Artists.

 

Sparrow, Walter Shaw, British Sporting Artists from Barlow to Herring (London: Spring Books), 1922

 

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