The Duke of Newcastle on his mount

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The Duke of Newcastle seated on his favorite mount, circa 1750-60
oil on canvas, In Clumber Park
Thomas Spencer was renowned for his elegant and lively horse paintings, as well as miniature portraits. He worked on a series of horse portraits with James Seymour between 1740 and 1746, and might have been a pupil of Seymour's prior to this. The artists' styles were similar, but Spencer tended to use a softer palette. His work is represented in the Tate Collection.

Reference Number: 1850