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Circle of THOMAS SPENCER (1700-1763)

1700 to 1763, England

Flying Childers held by a Groom, a view of Newmarket Heath beyond

Oil on canvas

Condition
In original 18th century carved giltwood frame

101.50 x 127.00 cm    39.96 x 50.00 inches

Overall Framed Size
118.00 x 143.50 cm    46.46 x 56.50 inches

Provenance
Ex Collection: Lord Falmouth
Sold Christie’s 4th February 1924 (as Seymour) lot 47 to Barclay

Flying Childers held by a Groom, a view of Newmarket Heath beyond

Thomas Spencer was a renowned 18th century equestrian artist but comparatively little is known of his life. It is very possible that he was a pupil of James Seymour and they were certainly working together between 1740 and 1746 when they produced thirty-three racehorse portraits for the publisher J Cherry which wer...
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