Sir Alfred James Munnings

Sir Alfred James Munnings (British, 1878–1959) 

A MORNING’S WORK, NEWMARKET HEATH 

Oil on canvas, 15 ¼” x 28 ¼” 
Signed 

Provenance: 
Arthur Ackermann & Son, Ltd., London 
Wildenstein & Co., Inc,. New York 
Jacqueline Getty Phillips 

Exhibited: 
The Royal Academy, London, 1953 
Wildenstein, New York, Alfred J. Munnings Images of the Turf & Field, April 28 – June 3, 1983, no. 90 

This piece is related to a much larger work titled Early Morning, Newmarket that was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1950. The Sir Alfred James Munnings Museum in Dedham, Essex, has two studies of the horse on the far right. Newmarket was unquestionably Munnings’ favorite course. He was allowed a studio in the old rubbing down house, and the course clerk let him drive right up to the starter’s post. As Munnings never painted horses actually racing, the early morning exercise became a favorite subject of his, something he loved to observe.

 

Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000

Final Sale Price: 
$186,300