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Painting - 'Carbine', by M R Gawen, oil, circa 1885-1891 Image Reg. No: SH 901210

Summary:
Framed oil painting of the famous Australian race horse Carbine, by M.R. Gawen, circa 1885-1891. Presented by W.S. Hickenbotham.

Mark Russell Gawen (1861-1943) was a foremost horse painter of the period, and was known to have received commissions from Donald Wallace, the owner of Carbine, and from the Duke of Portland who brought Carbine to England in 1895. This work appears to be an earlier piece, produced before the artist's trip to Europe in 1891.
Description:
Oil on cardboard painting of the racehorse Carbine and jockey. Framed under glass in wide wooden frame with gold slip. Reverse lined with brown paper with coarse synthetic twine stapled at either side, u.l., u.r..
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Unknown, 1990
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 39.50 cm (Height), 4.10 cm (Width), 45.90 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: horse racing, racing industry, making history - phar lap
Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Phar Lap Collection
Primary Classification: SPORT
Secondary Classification: Horse Racing
Tertiary Classification: illustrations
Inscriptions: Front of painting: CARBINE GAWEN. Label, reverse: CARBINE/ PAINTING BY M.R. GAWEN/PRESENTED BY/W.S. HICKENBOTHAM.
Format: Painting: Colour
Artist: M. Gawen, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1885-1891
Horse Depicted: Carbine (Racehorse), 1885-1914

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john h.scott Posted on 20 Jan 2014 3:19 PM
This is beautiful painting by an artist whose sporting work rates with the very best.Gawen's skill is his specialised field is virtually ursurpassed.

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