William Clark was a London animal painter who was born in Islington on 3 January 1880. He was part of the Clark family of artists and was the son of Albert Clark (1843-1928), Grandson of James Clark (1812-1884) and brother of Frederick Clark (1869-1954). He was taught art from an early age by his father who influenced his style and subject matter. Although did not appear to have exhibited, he made a living producing portraits horses and cattle. Clark also joined the Royal Agricultural Society and gained many commissions to paint portraits of prize cattle, horses and dogs. He lived in Islington and later moved to 51 Hanover Road, Tottenham where he remained 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.
The painting is housed in its original period gilt frame which is in excellent condition.
|Image Size||27 inches x 33.5 inches (68.5cm x 85cm)|
|Framed Size||34.5 inches x 41 inches (87.5cm x 104cm)|