American, anxiously addressing powerful jumper ...
American, anxiously addressing powerful jumper ...

GEORGE DENHOLM ARMOUR RSA, OBE (1864-1949)

American, anxiously addressing powerful jumper ...

c. 1910 United Kingdom

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£500 gbp
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Armour was born in Waterside, Lanarkshire and studied at St Andrews University, Edinburgh School of Art and the Royal Scottish Academy Schools. He was a close friend of Joseph Crawhall and visited Tangiers with him and Robert Alexander in the 1880s. In the 1890s he settled in London, sharing a studio for some time with Phil May and becoming a regular contributor of illustrations for Punch, The Tatler, Country Life and The Graphic as well as illustrating many sporting books. In 1910, he studied military equestrianism at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. During the First World War he commanded the depot of the Army remount service and from 1917 to 1919 served with the Salonika Force. By the end of the war he was the Director of Remounts in that area and was awarded the OBE for his services. He worked in oil, watercolour and pastel, painting sporting subjects and exhibiting at the Royal Academy, Royal Scottish Academy and elsewhere and later lived in Malmesbury, Wiltshire. Works by him are in the collections of Aberdeen Art Gallery, the National Galleries of Scotland and in other private and public collections.
The Moorland Gallery, London
Dimensions
Height 21.50 cm (8.46 inches)
Width 17.00 cm (6.69 inches)
External Height 38.00 cm (14.96 inches)
External Width 33.00 cm (12.99 inches)
Stock Code
1677
Medium
Pen and ink with blue chalk, unframed in conservation mount only
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Inscribed beneath the mount: American, anxiously addressing powerful jumper: "Look here horse, in my country we sure walk under those."
Sarah Colegrave

Sarah Colegrave
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