Sawrey Gilpin

1733-1807 England-Animals

 

Brief Biography-Sawrey Gilpin was a painter of animals, born in Carlisle, England in 1733. He was the brother of the Reverend William Gilpin, illustrator, writer and teacher. Sawrey studied under Samuel Scot, the marine artist. He developed a preference for painting horses and the Duke of Cumberland on seeing his work engaged him to paint racehorses. George Barret and Johan Zoffany occasionally assisted him with landscapes for inserting animals. In 1797 he was elected Royal Academician. He died in London in 1807. Sawrey's son, William Sawrey Gilpin, was a watercolourist and drawing master at the Royal Military College in Marlow.

 

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Three Hunters in
a Rocky Landscape

Three Hunters in a Rocky Landscape

English Springer Spaniel

English Springer Spaniel on a Cushion

Addressing the
Houyhnhnms

Gulliver Addressing the Houyhnhnms

Gulliver Taking
His Final Leave

Gulliver Taking His Final Leave of the Land of the Houyhnhnms

A Deer in
a Forest

A Deer in a Forest

Furiband with his
Owner Sir Harry

Furiband with his Owner Sir Harry Harpur and a Groom

Mares and Foals
Facing Left

Mares and Foals-Facing Left

The Grey
Arab

The Grey Arab

A Horse Frightened by a Snake

A Horse Frightened by a Snake

Mares
and Foals

Mares and Foals