Thomas Blinks(British, 1853-1912)
Thomas Blinks was extremely successful in his portraits of dogs and equines and, by most accounts, was one of the best of the Victorian-era painters of sporting subjects. His fame was such that King George V commissioned Blinks to paint him during hunts. Blinks’ works were exhibited from 1881 to 1910 at the Dudley Gallery, the Royal Society of British Artists, and the Royal Academy. Many of his pieces are still housed in the Royal Collection.