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  • Item Category: Fine Art
  • Source: eBay UK
  • Sold Date: Feb 19, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House

John Gregory King b1929
The Tiverton Hunt

A lovely pencil drawing by the extremely widely exhibited artist John King (see biography below). Signed bottom left. I guarantee this is an original pencil drawing by John King and not a print!

I am selling another similar drawing and can combine shipping on both, the other one is titled "The Tiverton"

Dimensions: 14 inches by 10 inches (360mm by 260mm)

Condition: in good condition, the drawing has previously been mounted and there is evidence of this around the border, light creases etc.


John Gregory King was born at West Tytherley near Salisbury and was educated at Canford, a school with some artistic tradition, William Coldstream being for some time the art master there. He still lives in the same house as he did as a child, now with his wife and family. He left school to farm but soon began to draw and paint seriously and received some brief training in figure drawing from the Salisbury School of Art.
One of his strongest influences is Lionel Edwards, a close family friend and neighbour. From a farming background, he was brought up with horses and country sports and his work covers all equestrian sports, particularly hunting, as well as military and ceremonial occasions as this work demonstrates. His talents were recognized early and he became much in demand, especially for presentation commissions for retiring Masters and for pictures of various hunts. These have frequently also become successful prints with graphic remarque drawings.
John King’s works show a typical love of movement. His horses are rarely static, instead often being portrayed galloping, jumping and often falling. Landscape is also a strong feature in his pictures and the specific features of different hunting counties form important features of his compositions.
He has made trips to South Africa , USA , Belgium and France working on Hunting, Racing and Polo Commissions. Many of his hunting pictures have been reproduced as prints and his work has been used for both book illustration and in Horse and Hound. King was a founder member of the Society of Equestrian Artists and has exhibited at the Tryon Gallery in 1967, at the Fores in 1972 and 1974 and the Malcolm Innes Gallery in 1984 and 1988.
John King shows a particular versatility in his depiction of military occasions with serried ranks of uniform cavalry, marching men and a great detail of ceremonial accoutrements. Such pictures include this one and also HM The Queen Presenting New Standards to the Lifeguards on Horse guards Parade, 1974.


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