The Morning by Lucy Elizabeth Kemp-Welch

It depicts a dead soldier from the Boer War with his faithful horse standing guard over his body.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
152.4 x 121.9 cm
Art Fund grant:
£4,000 ( Total: £16,000)
Acquired in:
2002
Vendor:
Private collector

There is no sentimentality but an identification with the horse's plight. The picture is in portrait form and this, with the tight trapezoid form of horse and rider, emphasises the isolation of the figures in the vast expanse of the veldt.

Provenance

Keeping House, Beaulieu, Hampshire; Mr HK Lowman; lent to Bushey Museum in 1998.

Venue details

Bushey Museum and Art Gallery Rudolph Road, BUSHEY Hertfordshire WD23 3HW 020 8420 4057 www.busheymuseum.org

Entry details

Free to all

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Closed 25 Dec

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