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JOHN ALFRED WHEELER (1821-1903)

1821 to 1903, England

Running Fox

Oil on canvas

Signed, inscribed Ealing and dated 1881, Inscribed on reverse “With the Artist’s Compliments, Wishing many happy returns of the day. To Mister Fox”.

61.00 x 91.50 cm    24.02 x 36.02 inches


Running Fox

John Alfred Wheeler was born at Andoversford, near Cheltenham, in 1821 and was the son of a stone-cutter. He was to become one of the most prolific and successful horse and animal painters of his day.

At the age of nineteen, Wheeler is recorded as serving as a private in the 2nd Queen’s Corps, which gave him a good opportunity to study horses at close ...
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