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Denmark Stallion

George Ford Morris (American, 1873 ÔÇô 1960)


Original Charcoal and Oil on Board.  Signed and Dated 1950.  15.5ÔÇØ T x 19.5ÔÇØ W.  This piece, and the interesting story behind its creation, is featured on pages 254 and 257 of Portraitures of Horses.  The extraordinary drawing reflects the artistÔÇÖs personal ideal of a Denmark type of Saddle stallion.  According to Morris, this stallionÔÇÿs character and type would indicate Chester Dare blood in his pedigree.  Though Morris describes the stallionÔÇÖs color as black, his judicious use of light and dark casts a golden glow on the horse, as if he were standing under a full moon.  A rare chance to own a piece not only from the artistÔÇÖs personal collection, but one that was also a personal favorite of his.

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