Bay Racehorse in a Stable
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William Albert Clark

British, (1880-1963)
Bay Racehorse in a Stable
Oil on canvas, signed & dated 1922

William Clark was an animal painter from London who was born Albert William Clark in Islington on 3 January, 1880. He was part of the Clark family of artists and was the son of Albert Clark (1843-1928) and his second wife Harriet Jane Ireland. His grandfather was the artist James Clark (1812-1884) and his older half-brother was Frederick Albert Clark (1869-1954), also an animal artist. He was taught art from an early age by his father who influenced his style and subject matter. As he got older, Clark started using his middle name of William as his first name, presumably to avoid confusion with his father and half-brother.

He lived with his family at 81 Riverdale Road, Islington until his marriage to Annie Louisa Sutton in 1900. Together they lived at 91 Kelvin Road, Highbury, Islington until after the birth of their second child in 1904. They then moved to 51 Hanover Road in Tottenham where their third child was born in 1910.

Although he does not appear to have exhibited during his lifetime, Clark was able to earn a living producing portraits of horses and cattle. He joined the Royal Agricultural Society and travelled around, most likely visiting county shows where he gained commissions to paint portraits of prize cattle, horses and dogs. He remained at Hanover Road until his death on 5 March 1963. Examples of his work are held by the Museum of Lakeland Life, Museum of Lincolnshire Life, the National Trust, Suffolk Punch Heavy Horse Museum and Warwickshire Museum.

Presentation The painting is housed in a new, English made gilt frame which is in excellent condition.
Condition As with all of our original antique oil paintings, this work is offered in ready to hang gallery condition, having been professionally cleaned, restored and revarnished.

Dimensions

Image Size 19.25 inches x 23.5 inches (49cm x 59.5cm)
Framed Size 25.25 inches x 29.5 inches (64cm x 75cm)
£3,300.00