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Horses' Head by Walter Herbert Wheeler

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Artist: W.H. Wheeler

One of the Wheeler dynasty, Walter Herbert Wheeler was born in Weston, Bath, in 1878. He was the third son of Alfred, grandson of John Alfred and the brother of John Frederick. His working life was spent in Ealing, London, where he worked in the photographic department of the Autotype Company. In spite of the day job, Walter Herbert completed a  large number of commissions to paint race horses. They predictably had an almost photographic quality about them. After retirement he spent much of his time studying race horses at Newmarket and exhibited at the Paris Salon.

 

He was exhibited posthumously at the Royal Academy. He is noted for his considerable ability to paint miniatures of horses' and dogs' heads 'some as small as half an inch in diameter'.

 

This is a fine example of one such portrait, signed and dated, W. H. Wheeler 1930.

 

Within a gilded brass frame under a domed glass. 

 

2 in x 2 in 

the work 7/8 in diameter

 

Item Code: 4220

£ 395

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