Alfred Munnings

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Born in Mendham, Suffolk, Alfred Munnings was the son of a miller. He was apprenticed to a firm of lithographers from 1893 to 1898 and studied at the Norwich School of Art and in Paris. There, Munnings was impressed with plein-air naturalism; this, together with his introduction to the racecourse in 1899, influenced the themes for which he became famous.


While in Mendham, Munnings painted many scenes of country life, particularly horse fairs. He went to Cornwall in 1908, and for many years was an important addition to the Newlyn School of artists. When the First World War broke out, Munnings enlisted, despite having the use of only one eye owing to an accident in 1899. He became an army horse trainer near Reading and later went to France as an official war artist, attached to the Canadian Cavalry Brigade.


The year 1919 was a major turning-point in all aspects of Munnings's life; he painted his first racehorse, Pothlyn, the winner of the Grand National, and became an Associate of the Royal Academy. Munnings met Violet McBride, whom he was to marry, and bought Castle House, Dedham, where the Munnings Memorial Trust maintains a permanent exhibition of his pictures. Munnings's prolific career, spanning over 60 years, brought him honour, with election to the Presidency of the Royal Academy in 1944, a Knighthood in 1945, and a personal award from the Sovereign in 1947, when Munnings was created Knight of the Royal Victorian Order.


 

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ALFRED MUNNINGS (1878-1959)
'Cattle Grazing'
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ALFRED JAMES MUNNINGS (1878-1959)
'Over the Ditch'
£65000
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ALFRED JAMES MUNNINGS (1878-1959)
'River Scene at Dusk'
£45000
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ALFRED MUNNINGS (1878-1959)
A Young Filly in Butter’s Yard, Newmarket
Oil on Board. Size 7.5 x 12.5 inches (19 x 32 cm )
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ALFRED MUNNINGS (1878-1959)
A Gala Day after Sir Alfred Munnings
Depicting a rustic orange seller distributing his oranges to people and children at a country fair Canvas height 49cm, width 68cm, frame height 77...
£32000
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ALFRED JAMES MUNNINGS (1878-1959)
A Hunter in a Meadow
£65000
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ALFRED JAMES MUNNINGS (1878-1959)
A Suffolk Lane
£75000
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ALFRED MUNNINGS (1878-1959)
A Winter's Morning
£55000
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SIR ALFRED MUNNINGS (1878-1959)
After the Fair, Ber St., Norwich
£100000
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ALFRED JAMES MUNNINGS (1878-1959)
Aunt Polly's Hack, Hamlet
A chestnut Hackney, a breed of trotting horse synonymous with Norfolk. It is inscribed, lower left, “ Hamlet / the property of Mrs ...
£60000
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ALFRED MUNNINGS (1878-1959)
Ber Street, Norwich
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ALFRED JAMES MUNNINGS (1878-1959)
Canadian Troops around the Piano
£25000
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ALFRED JAMES MUNNINGS (1878-1959)
Carting Hay
£90000
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ALFRED JAMES MUNNINGS (1878-1959)
Cattle Grazing before hay wagons
£45000
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ALFRED JAMES MUNNINGS (1878-1959)
Farmstead at Stithian, Cornwall
£50000
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ALFRED JAMES MUNNINGS (1878-1959)
Hot Toddy
Pencil, pen and black ink and watercolour Size 5.75 x 8.5 inches (14 x 22 cm)
£10000
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ALFRED JAMES MUNNINGS (1878-1959)
June Bouquet
£25000
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ALFRED MUNNINGS (1878-1959)
Langham Pool on the Stour
£80000
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ALFRED MUNNINGS (1878-1959)
Loading the Hay Cart
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ALFRED MUNNINGS (1878-1959)
Mare and Foal
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ALFRED MUNNINGS (1878-1959)
Off into the Fields
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ALFRED MUNNINGS (1878-1959)
Portrait of Charlotte Gray
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ALFRED MUNNINGS (1878-1959)
Returning home before the storm
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ALFRED MUNNINGS (1878-1959)
Summer Meadow
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ALFRED JAMES MUNNINGS (1878-1959)
The Woodcutter
Oil on Canvas
£85000
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ALFRED MUNNINGS (1878-1959)
The Black Hat
In the years after The Great War, Munnings used to spend part of his Autumns in the Hampshire villages of Binstead and Foyle painting the gypsy f...
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ALFRED MUNNINGS (1878-1959)
The Flower Seller
£110000
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