Albert Clark was part of the Clark family of artists born on 29 October, 1843 in Hoxton London to the animal painter James Clark (1812-1909) and his wife Elizabeth. He was the father of the artists Frederick Albert Clark (1869-1954) and William Albert Clark (1880-1963). His half-brother James Albert Clark (1863-1955) was also an animal painter.
He was probably taught by his father and made his debut at an early age, being recorded as an artist at the age of just 17. His subject matter initially followed that of his father and he painted horses, cattle and dogs. However, Albert soon began to specialise in horse portraits and received many commissions to paint race horses and show winners.
He married Ellen Parsons in 1868 and together they had 4 children and lived at 64 Shepperton Cottages, Islington. After the death of his first wife, he married Harriet Jane Ireland on 19 June, 1875. Together they had 3 more children and by 1881, he had moved to 81 Riverdale Road, Islington living on the same road as his father. His second wife died in 1896 and sometime after 1901, he moved to the Seven Sisters Road in Tottenham where he spent the rest of his life.
He died at Middlesex Hospital on 18 December, 1928. Examples of his works can be found at the Totnes Elizabethan House Museum and Doncaster Museum.
|Presentation||The work 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.|
|Image Size||19.5 inches x 23.5 inches (49.5cm x 59.5cm)|
|Framed Size||26 inches x 30 inches (66cm x 76cm)|