Alert Hunter, a dark brown patinated study of a saddled hunting horse. Set over a naturalistic base. Signed J Willis Good to base and Inscribed for retailer Dobson & Sons 110 New Bond Street W London to underside.
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 (1845-1879)
Literature: Christopher Payne, 'Animals in Bronze' p.297
Dimensions: H 39.5cm, L 45cm, W 14cm
Date: circa 1875
Item No: 608182