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Oil Painting Greyhounds Racing By John Skeaping RA

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1 Fine Sporting Art British Animal Painting Greyhounds Racing Signed By John Rattenbury Skeaping 1901-1980.
Subject beautiful sporting portrait of a competing racing greyhounds running along side by side on the race track.
A great example of the sporting racing animal breed.
Title "Greyhounds Racing"
Medium oil on canvas
Size of the frame being 70.5 cm wide and 52 cm high.
Signed in the bottom corner by the known British Artist John Skeaping.
Set in a stylish white frame.
Circa mid 20th century dated 1963.
John Rattenbury Skeaping, RA (9 June 1901 – 5 March 1980) was an English sculptor and equine painter and sculptor. He designed animal figures for Wedgwood, and his life-size statue of Secretariat is exhibited at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.
Born in South Woodford, Essex, Skeaping was the eldest son of the painter Kenneth Mathieson Skeaping and studied at Goldsmiths College in London, the Central School of Arts and Crafts between 1917 and 1919 and later at the Royal Academy until 1920. In 1924, he won the British Prix de Rome and its scholarship to the British School at Rome.̣
Skeaping was the first husband of the sculptor Barbara Hepworth, whom he met while studying in Rome.They married in May 1925 in Florence. The couple had a joint exhibition in 1928 at the Alex Reid and Lefevre Gallery in Glasgow. They had a son, Paul Skeaping, who was born in 1929 and died in 1953 in Thailand.Hepworth and Skeaping began divorce proceedings in 1931 the divorce was finalised in March 1933.
He was a member of the London Group from 1928 to 1934, joined the Seven and Five Society in 1932 and later, after World War II, worked for a period in Mexico.During the War, Skeaping had been commissioned by the War Artists' Advisory Committee to produce a portrait bust.He was elected to the Royal Academy in 1960, having exhibited there since 1922. Skeaping wrote several books on drawing and an autobiography, Drawn from Life was published in 1977. From 1948, he taught sculpture at the Royal College of Art and was professor of sculpture there from 1953 to 1959.
Skeaping later lived in Devon near the village of Chagford and moved to the Camargue, France in 1959. A BBC documentary One Pair of Eyes – John Skeaping (1970) directed by David Cobham was produced for BBC TV during Skeaping's time there. The Tate Gallery owns eight works by Skeaping. His work was also part of the painting event in the art competition at the 1948 Summer Olympics.
His artworks have sold numerous times at auctions around the world with the highest sold price being $103,075 US Dollars for a painting sold at Christie's.
Other examples of his works and information about can be found in the Tate, the text book artists in Britain Since 1945. Christie's, Mapping the practice profession of sculpture in Britain & Ireland 1851-1951, Visualarts British Council.
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Such a delightful sporting scene to the eye.
Highly sought after due to the collectible animal nature subject matter such elaborate detail.
With hanging thread on the back ready for immediate home wall display.
Incredible conversation piece for your guests.
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DimensionsDimensions in centimetres of the frame approximate High (52 cm) Wide (70.5 cm) Depth thickness of frame (5 cm) Date 1960's  1950s Antiques Material Oil Painting on Canvas Origin English Condition Condition report. Offered in fine used condition. Front painting surface in good overall order. Having some foxing stains in places. The frame has general wear, scuffs, minor chips losses commensurate with usage & old age. Item code as1013a894 Status For Sale

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