19th Century Vintage "Race Horse in His Stall" Oil Painting by James Clark
James Clark – Race horse in his Stall -19th century oil painting oil painting on canvas -Signed and dated 1890s frame size 27 × 23″ canvas size 20 × 17″ James Clark (1858-1943) He was a provincial English painter born in West Hartlepool, in north-east England. He rose to prominence in 1914 when his painting entitled The Great Sacrifice was reproduced as the souvenir print issued by The Graphic illustrated newspaper with its Christmas number. The painting depicted a young soldier lying dead on the battlefield beneath a vision of Christ on the Cross. It had an immediate appeal to many, and prints were snapped up by churches, schools, and mission halls. One reviewer stated that the print had “turned railway bookstalls into wayside shrines.” Framed copies were hung in churches next to Rolls of Honour, and clergymen gave sermons on the theme of the painting. The original oil painting was acquired by Queen Mary, wife of George V but several other copies were made. Clark also painted The Defence of the Hartlepools. Clark designed a number of war memorials and his painting was the basis for several memorial stained glass windows in churches. He executed the scheme of wall paintings in the nave of Holy Trinity Church, Casterton, Cumbria between 1905 and 1912
- Depth: 4 Width: 27 Height: 23
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