An evocative portrait of the Cornish rural landscape showing a team of carthorses working on a cliff-top headland.

From a series of paintings completed by Kemp-Welch at the Lizard in Cornwall in the late summer of 1919, at a time when such scenes were gradually disappearing from agriculture. Painted 'en plein air' with great sensitivity to light, colour and tone, the composition emphasizes the horses' strength and vigour. The artist later became the first president of the Society of Animal Painters.


Private collection, Switzerland; unknown; Koller Zurich, 2005; Christie's, 2006.

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