A large provincial 19th century oil on canvas of a chestnut cabber horse pulling a rider and trap.. Signed E Garraway bottom right 1889. A super example of rural folk art.
The painting is inscribed on the slip:
"Ginger, (The Cabber) trotted from Angel, Islington to Aquarium, Brighton, 52 miles in 4h 16m"
& 50 miles on the Bath Road in 3h 50m in 1886"
Mounted in the paintings original oak frame with inscription hand painted on the gold painted slip.
Sight: 23" x 15" ( 59cm x 38cm)
Frame: 29.5" x 21.5" (75cm x 55cm)
Edward Garraway was an accomplished animal painter, active in the 1870's and 1880's. He exhibited chiefly at the Suffolk Street Gallery in London from 1875 and was known for his paintings of horses, dogs and donkeys.