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Alfred Munnings achieved great popularity as a painter of equestrian subjects, his work highly collectible amongst the social elite in Britain and America. He was a versatile and very technically accomplished painter, all the more remarkable given that he lost the sight in one eye at the age of 20 in an accident. His achievements in equestrian painting have been likened to those of George Stubbs. This painting portrays part of the 'traditional British way-of-life' which, from our perspective now, may appear somewhat controversial.   Munnings was made president of the Royal Academy from 1944 - 49. He attracted much controversy for his views on modern art, holding fast to the view that art should be representative and to a belief in the virtue of craftsmanship.
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Alfred Munnings
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390 x 520mm
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