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Going to the horse fair (Travellers horses) Edwin Bold 1891-1899 Oil painting

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    Posted 6 years ago

    lee120275
    (46 items)

    Please can anyone give any info on Edwin Bold 1891-1900. This is my favourite item- It is oil on canvas and I am currently working on the frame, item is of English travellers taking there horses to a horse show like we have in England say Appleby. I got this item out of someone's personal collection cheaply £30 they had owned it for nearly as long as it's been about. I am of gypsy origin myself so this is the reason it is special to me (please don't judge me I am honest and hard working). The subject matter is insane for travellers gypsy horses going to the fair. I believe gypsy's with money would pay dearly to own it as you just won't find a better subject than this for them. They love horses and pay insane figures for them so I know they would like the picture. Anyway it will stay in the hallway prime place. Sad the artist had such a short career it is signed lower left and the plaque was on it already. I have tried to find out about the artist but to no avail. Please help if you can.

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    1. lee120275 lee120275, 6 years ago
      Thank you I really love the picture, it is just one of those things which I would find it hard to part thank you Brunswick. I am meaning to go to the Derby in Kentucky one day.
    2. John-Bold, 1 year ago
      I am his grandson and can provide more information.
      Please contact me.
    3. lee120275 lee120275, 1 year ago
      John-bold thank you for taking the time to respond to me and I would be over the moon to know anymore about this painting. It is a superb painting and the only one I can find where the travellers have meet on the road to the fair. My email is lee.barton@outlook.com
      Sorry I did not reply earlier but my dads been ill, the actual painting is the best Victorian image of gypsy horses I can find, he has painted the faces horses to a great standard the image is as good a Victorian image as you will find
      Thank you
      Lee
    4. Gillian, 1 year ago
      1891 - 1899 ? Doesn't make any sense.
    5. lee120275 lee120275, 1 year ago
      Gillian 1891 - 1899 is probably the length of his art career. Or may just be approx time of painting
    6. Gillian, 1 year ago
      That's just silly to say the least.
    7. keramikos, 1 year ago
      lee120275, Beautiful. The horses look like draft horses:

      https://morningchores.com/draft-horse-breeds/

      FYI, that "fl." abbreviation apparently stands for "floruit," which means flourished:

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floruit
    8. Gillian, 1 year ago
      @keramikos - thank you for setting me straight.
      @lee120275 - I sincerely apologise.
    9. keramikos, 1 year ago
      Gillian, You're welcome. :-)

      FYI, I had no idea what "fl." stood for with regard to a date range until I looked it up on the Internet.

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