Sir Alfred James Munnings: Jogging On (1912)

Sir Alfred James Munnings, PRA, RWS (British, 1878-1959) Jogging on, signed and dated ‘A. J. MUNNINGS/1912’ (lower left), watercolour and bodycolour, 35.5 x 51cm (14 x 20 1/16in), Image Source: Bonhams

“Munnings often used his own horses and groom as models and this horse, Patrick, despite his cropped tail and banged mane, was a particular favourite. On this grey day, the artist used a subdued palette yet adds life and brightness by juxtaposing the scarlet of the huntsman’s jacket with the close vivid hues of green making each colour more vibrant. As a result, the central figures of horse and rider, as they are also painted in sharper focus, emerge from the background. This use of optical effects was a hallmark of his style even early in his career.”


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5 Comments Add yours

  1. gabychops says:

    I love the one with a donkey better!


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    1. haha…I am very partial to that little fellow, too, Joanna. 😎🌺


  2. gabychops says:

    Agree! They are very friendly animals.


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  3. While I am not a fan of ‘foxhunts’, I do like the painting. Something about that time and place attracts me. It is probably the romantic in me. (HA!) Have a great day!

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    1. I love horses, and Munnings captured a moment in time I enjoy, though -like you- I am NOT a fan of foxhunting. Thanks for joining the conversation, Sheila. 🙂🌺


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