‘Blagdon Milkmaid’ – A Folk Art Prize Winning Dray Horse in his Stable by Fred Thurlby 1911SKU: by Barbara Leigh Folk Art
‘Blagdon Milkmaid’ – A Folk Art Prize Winning Dray Horse in his Stable by Fred Thurlby 1911
Circa Date : 1911
Materials : Oil Painting
Country of Origin : UK
Designer/ made by : Fred Thurlby
Condition Report : Good.
Size 60 cm H x 75 cm W
‘Blagdon Milkmaid’ A large early 20th century oil on canvas of a prize cart or dray horse in his stable. The painting is inscribed ‘Blagdon Milkmaid’ and is signed lower left F Thurlby 1911. A lovely example of rural folk art where such horses would be seen on a daily basis. Mounted in a fruit wood frame with gold slip. Artist note: In 1901 Fred was ‘a grazier’ living at Woolsthorpe Street, Grantham and by 1911 he was described as an animal painter. He lived until 81 years of age and never married. He was an itinerant painter of prize livestock in and around Lincoln and Grantham and there is a painting of a stallion in the Suffolk Punch Heavy Horse Museum. Dimensions include the frame.