Exhibitions

Munnings: Out in the Open

Apr 24, 2013 - Sep 15, 2013

The Open-Air Works of Alfred Munnings (English, 1878 – 1959) Sixty-eight masterworks by the renowned English artist, Sir Alfred James Munnings, (1878 – 1959), offer a cross-section of the artist’s open-air works painted throughout his career. While he is best known for his equestrian portraits, a more complete representation of his varied subjects will be presented, including: vibrant scenes of gypsy life, rolling landscapes of the English countryside and bucolic images of livestock. Several works created between 1912 and 1914 are highlighted as they relate to Summer in February, a novel about Munnings’s time in an artist colony written by Jonathan Smith in 1996. The exhibition includes works from important private collectors and public institutions such as: the Sir Alfred Munnings Art Museum in Dedham, England; The Yale Center for British Arts in New Haven, Connecticut; the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, in Saratoga, New York; and Pebble Hill Plantation in Thomasville, Georgia. 

Sir Alfred James Munnings, (1878 – 1959)
The Morning Ride: Florence Munnings on Horseback, 1913
oil on canvas, 28 ½  x 37 inches
Private collection, New York
©Castle House Trust

Sir Alfred James Munnings, (1878 – 1959)
The Morning Ride: Florence Munnings on Horseback, 1913
oil on canvas, 28 ½  x 37 inches
Private collection, New York
©Castle House Trust

Sir Alfred James Munnings, (1878 – 1959)
Shrimp with Ponies in the Ringland Hills near Norwich, c. 1911
oil on canvas, 20 x 24 inches
National Sporting Library & Museum; Gift of Felicia Warburg Rogan, 2008
©Castle House Trust

Sir Alfred James Munnings, (1878 – 1959)
Shrimp with Ponies in the Ringland Hills near Norwich, c. 1911
oil on canvas, 20 x 24 inches
National Sporting Library & Museum; Gift of Felicia Warburg Rogan, 2008
©Castle House Trust

Sir Alfred James Munnings, (1878 – 1959)
Impressions of Cows in a Stream, 1912
oil on canvas, 20 ⅛ x 24 ⅛ inches
Private Collection
©Castle House Trust

Sir Alfred James Munnings, (1878 – 1959)
Impressions of Cows in a Stream, 1912
oil on canvas, 20 ⅛ x 24 ⅛ inches
Private Collection
©Castle House Trust

Sir Alfred James Munnings, (1878 – 1959)
My Horse is my Friend: The Artist’s Wife and Isaac, c. 1922
oil on canvas, 40 x 50 inches, signed
Pebble Hill Plantation, Thomasville, Georgia

Sir Alfred James Munnings, (1878 – 1959)
My Horse is my Friend: The Artist’s Wife and Isaac, c. 1922
oil on canvas, 40 x 50 inches, signed
Pebble Hill Plantation, Thomasville, Georgia

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