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Horse Portrait by H.F. Lucas Lucas

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Artist: H.F. Lucas Lucas

A typically excellent portrait of 'The Little Bard' (15:2) painted by Henry Frederick Lucas Lucas in oil on canvas laid down onto card, circa 1886. Finely presented in a dark oak wedge-form frame with a gilded oak spandrel. The portrait inscribed in the artist's hand 'Small, but great amongst the giants of 1884.5.6' H.F. Lucas Lucas. 

spandrel dia: 6.5 inches.

o.s: 12.5 in x 12.5 in

Reading of The Bard on 'Thoroughbred Heritage' we learn that The Bard was 'a small colt with a game heart, unbeaten in his sixteen juvenile races, won all but two of his twenty-five starts, at distances from five furlongs to 2-1/4 miles. He was a member of the great generation that included Ormonde, Minting, and Saraband, that made for some of the best racing England ever saw.' 

H.F. Lucas Lucas (1848-1943), painted a number of hunting scenes, especially of the Pytchley. Earl Beatty was one of his patrons and Forres published several of his works as prints.

   

   

Item Code: 4376

£ 1350

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