William Woodhouse Oil Painting Sketch of Horse unsigned Antique circa 1910 - 1920
A very attractive and collectable oil painting sketch by a renowned Northern artist, William Arnold Woodhouse. This beautiful study of a horse is unsigned but attributed to Woodhouse (1857 - 1939) of Poulton le Sands, Lancashire. It was purchased with a collection of horse paintings, all very well executed and one of which was signed by the artist as shown in the images. Please note that both the signed painting and the watercolour have already been sold. The style of the unsigned two and the skill with which the horses are depicted makes them undoubtedly by the same hand.
Woodhouse specialised in animal portraits in the tradition of Landseer and his work is highly praised for its artistic skill and realism, He is particularly renowned for his portrayals of horses and captured their form and movement with great aplomb. Woodhouse studied at the Lancaster and Nottingham Schools of Art. When aged just 26 years he exhibited in London at the Royal Society of Artists and he also exhibited at the Royal Academy. His paintings are collected worldwide.
This very desirable oil on board shows a chestnut horse with her face turned towards the viewer. The contours and shading of the horse's body are very skilfully depicted and the painting demonstrates the great skill with which Woodhouse captured the essence of an animal.
The painting measures 14 1/2 inches high by 14 inches in its later wooden frame. The actual visible painting size is 11 1/2 inches by 11 inches. We would date it to around 1910 -1920. It is in good, original condition with just a few minor scratches to th background. The artist's original pencil outline is still visible in places.
This is a great opportunity to acquire a painting by a noted artist. Free domestic and international shipping for this item.