Antique Painting: The Prize SuffolkOil on board with initials JH & dated 1837. It measures 29 X 40cm.
John R. Hobart lived in Ipswich and was the first official Suffolk Horse Soc. artist.
The Suffolk is distinguished by its 'Chestnut' or 'Sorrel' colour. It was the earliest regional breed of horse to become established & began to be improved in the late 18th Century by Coke of Norfolk.
A 'Suffolk' stallion of similar markings dated 1850 is to be found at the Suffolk Horse Museum, Woodbridge.
PAINTING ID : 345
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