A late 19th Century English bronze study of a whipper-in, riding his steed calling the hounds. Rich brown and golden patina. Very fine hand chased surface detail. Raised on a naturalistic oval base. Signed J Willis Good.
John Willis Good is recognised as probably the most talented English animalier sculptor of his time. He produced, in his short life, works which were comparable to the masters of the French Animalier school. His focus was mainly on studies of hunting scenes, dogs and racehorses in bronze and terracotta. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1870 to 1878 with the firm of Elkington & Co. casting many of his models in silver.
Artist: John Willis-Good, British 1845 ~ 1879
Dimensions: H 28cm, W 29cm
Date: circa 1874
Item No: 1712194