Popular Artists

James Clark

(op.c1858 -1909) was a provincial equestrian artist who also painted prize farm animals particularly pigs and cattle. He sometimes signed his work James Clark snr or James Clark & Son.


Albert Clark

Painted from the end of the 19th to the beginning of the 20th Century. He was a member of a large family of animal painters.


William Albert Clark

(op. 1906 -1963) came from a large family of animal painters. His card reads ‘Studio – 51 Hanover Rd, South Tottenham Lane, London W. Gentlemen waited upon in any part of the country'.


William Henry Davis

(1783 -1864) was born in Chelsea and specialised in the portraiture of prize farm animals: among his many patrons were Lord Rivers, The Earl of Ilchester and Lord Lynedock.

A.M Gauci

(op. 1848 -1880’s) was an animal painter and engraver. His father and brother were lithographers in London. He engraved many illustrations of Shorthorn cattle for the ‘Coates Herd Book’ from 1863 -1867. He also contributed one plate to ‘A comparative View of the English Racer and Saddle horse’ (1836) & engraved ‘The Age’ (of the coach) after the work by C.C.Henderson.

Thomas Weaver

(1774 – 1843) was a Shropshire artist who specialised in the portraiture of prize farm animals. Among his early patrons was the famous animal breeder Thomas Coke of Holkham. He exhibited at the Royal Academy and also at the Acedemy in Liverpool where he died.

Richard Whitford

Was born in Evesham, Worcestershire in about 1821. In 1841 at the age of 19, he took instruction to become an excise officer becoming ‘Qualified for surveying Common Brewers, Victuallers, Malsters, Soapers, Brickmakers, Papermakers, Postmasters, Spirit dealers and Retailers.’ After being accused of embezzlement, he was dismissed from his job as an excise officer in 1848. He then took up animal portraiture, specialising in painting prize cattle, sheep and pigs, horses and dogs. He died in London in 1890. He lived for many years at Northleach in Glouctershire where many of his paintings were executed. Queen Victoria owned several of his paintings in her collection at Shaw Farm at Windsor; many of his paintings were inscribed ‘Animal Painter to the Queen’.

John Vine

(1808 -1867), like so many itinerant artists of his day, received no formal training in art; nevertheless he built up a fine reputation for painting the horses, cattle and dogs of the Essex gentry and farmers. He was born and died in Colchester and exhibited a painting of a farmyard scene at the Suffolk Street Galleries in London in 1844.

Henry Crowther

Was an equestrian and sporting artist whose work developed over his long career. He first exhibited in 1875 at the Royal Pavilion Gallery in Brighton, and then at the Royal Academy from 1876 to 1898. He concentrated on dog paintings from 1900 until 1933.

Daniel Clowes

(1774 - 1829) lived and worked in Chester all his life and concentrated mainly on sporting subjects including famous racehorses, shooting scenes and hunt scenes representing the Anglesey, the Fitzwilliam and the Pytchley.

John Boultbee

(1742 - 1812) is a painter of equestrian and other sporting subjects, John Boultbee was born in Osgathorpe, Leicestershire, in 1753. He entered the Royal Academy School in 1775, and exhibited in London, including at the Royal Academy from that date. He was influenced by the work of George Stubbs, and Sawrey Gilpin. Later in life he lived and worked in Derby, Leicestershire, Chester and finally Liverpool where he died in 1812. John Boultbee usually signed with initials, and dated his paintings.

Other artists which we also acquire painting by include: Edwin Frederick Holt (1830 - 1912), James Loder (op 1820 - 1857), Thomas Roebuck (op 1810 - 1860), Sam Spode (op 1811 - 1860), John Miles (op 1811 - 1840), Edwin Loder (1827 1885), David Dalby (op 1820 - 1850), Edwin May Fox (op 1830 - 1870), Andrew W. Beer (op 1904 - 1944) and Herbert Atkinson (1863 - 1936).