Arrival at Epsom by Sir Alfred Munnings



Title

Arrival at Epsom

Artist

Sir Alfred Munnings

Ref GM2880
Type Fine Art Print
Image Size 20" x 16" (50 x 40 cm)
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Description  
A great many of Munnings’ works were horse racing scenes and this was painted specifically for the Royal Academy exhibition of 1954, where Munnings called it Arrival at Epsom: a scene from the past. It is clear from this title and the nature of the work that Munnings intended it to be the culmination of all his gypsy pictures. By returning to subjects from earlier in his career, Munnings was perhaps acknowledging his debt to the gypsies as well as presenting to a new audience an insight into a way of life and traditions that, he feared, were fast disappearing. ‘Moocher’ (a horse dealer himself) is shown here leading the mare with Ocean and Comfort in their ostrich-feather hats on the wagon.