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The Sulky Ride by James Lawrence Clark (English 1812-1884)

The Sulky Ride by James Lawrence Clark (English 1812-1884)

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Directory: Fine Art: Paintings: Oil: Europe: British: Pre 1900: Item # 1366387

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James Lawrence Clark (English 1812-1884)

A Gentleman and His Sulky

Oil-on-canvas, signed lower right and dated “1854”

Painting: 19 ½” x 23 ¼”
Frame: 23 ½” x 27 ¼”

Clark was born in London and was noted as an “animal painter” on his first child’s baptismal record. Three of his sons, Octavius, Samuel and Albert, became artists.

Clark specialized in painting portraits of prize winning pigs, cattle, dogs and horses. He travelled throughout England to paint farm animals, most likely as commissions from breeders.

A work that must have sold well is “Startled”, a painting of horses running from a passing steam train. He repeated this theme at least three times.

There are no records of Clark having exhibited his work with the major art societies of the day.

“The Clark Family of Artists” by Sally Jane Clark Perrin