May 14, 20150 Comments
George Ford Morris
Original Oil on Board. Signed (twice) and Dated 1951. 12.5ÔÇØ T x 19.5ÔÇØ W. T his magnificent piece is from George Ford MorrisÔÇÖ private collection and is said to have been one of his personal favorites. The nobility, power and sense of speed captured in this portrait exemplify the traits of six-time Five-Gaited WorldÔÇÖs Champion CHWing Commander. The most popular horse of his era, he is the only Saddlebred to ever have been featured in Life magazine. The artist appeared to be as big a fan of Wing as the throngs who flocked to watch him perform. Morris signed the oil in two places, perhaps signifying he made changes to a completed painting at a later date.