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This pair of Vintage George Wright Offset Lithographs “A Backhander Stops The Rush” and “A Gallop On The Boards” has been double matted and professionally framed. Done by a famous English painter George Wright 1834-1942. These are set in a gold tone wood frame that measures 34 ¾” x 24 3/8”. The prints measures 25” x 15”. It is very hard to find a matching pair. Condition is Excellent- NO fading or other issues. Frames are also in Excellent condition. These would be a great addition to any room and a great present for someone who plays Polo. Shipping will be high due to size and the need to pack carefully. A little history: George Wright was one of the foremost equestrian artists of his time. He was born in Leeds, England in 1860, the son of George E. & Elizabeth Wright. The Wrights had five children, two of which (George and Gilbert) went on to become famous as artists. Not much is know of George’s early life except that he painted many of his early works “en grisaille”, leading one to believe that they were done for illustration in books, posters, magazines, etc. He collaborated with his younger brother, Gilbert, painting coaching and equestrian scenes that were used for calendars. In 1901 he moved to Rugby where he stayed for several years. In 1908 he moved to Oxford and by 1925 was under commission to Ackermanns in the U.K. and Grand Central Galleries in New York. He had many exhibitions at both galleries and was a successful artist. George Wright was known for his strong, well-finished hunting and coaching scenes as well as his horse portraits. He was married and had two children and by 1929 the family was living in Richmond, Surrey where they stayed until his retirement in 1939. He spent the next ten years in Seaford, Sussex where he died in 1942. May be purchased individually by contacting me.

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    Vintage George Wright Offset Lithographs “A Backhander

    Estimate $120 - $150Jul 17, 2018
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