Oscar and Peter Johnson Ltd, Lowndes Lodge Gallery, Cadogan Place, London
Gorringes sale, East Sussex, 27 March 2013, lot 1752
Canterbury Auction Galleries,4 April 2017, lot 323
Ellis Waterhouse 'The Dictionary of British and 18th Century Painters', 1981.
Sally Mitchell, The Dictionary of British Equestrian Artists, 1985.
A Chestnut Horse and a young bay stallion with two accompanying dogs in an extensive English landscape. Oil on canvas in a period giltwood frame.
John Boultbee (1753–1812) was an English painter of equestrian and other sporting subjects. He was born in Ogasthorpe, Leicestershire on 4 June 1753 and died in Liverpool on 30 November 1812. He had a twin brother Thomas (1753–1808) who was also a painter. They both entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1775 during the period of the presidency of Sir Joshua Reynolds, exhibiting in London, including at the Royal Academy. John Boultbee exhibited six paintings at the Royal Academy The first in 1776 (A landscape) and the last two in 1788 (Portrait of Horses and Portrait of a favourite horse of Mr Bakewell). He was greatly admired by George III, who commissioned several horse-portraits by him and assigned him a residence in Windsor Great Park so that he might carry out his painting duties more conveniently. Boultbee was influenced by the work of George Stubbs and Sawrey Gilpin. Later in life he lived and worked in Derby, Leicestershire, Chester and finally Liverpool where he died in 1812.
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British and European paintings and sculpture from the 16th To 19th century