James Seymour

1702-1752 England/Equestrian Art

 

Brief Biography-James Seymour was born in London in 1702, the son of a wealthy banker. He became a painter of horses for which he had a passion and was a friend of Sir Peter Lely. However, his overindulgence in the racing world eventually led to bankruptcy, and he died in poverty in London in 1752. Critics disapproved of his colouring; however, his painting of horses are amongst the best in the world.

 

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A Bay Racehorse
with Jockey Up

A Bay Racehorse with Jockey Up

Chestnut
Horse

Chestnut Horse

A Trainer in
a Blue Coat

Chestnut Racehorse Exercised by a Trainer in a Blue Coat

A Trainer in
a Red Coat

Chestnut Racehorse Exercised by a Trainer in a Red Coat

Racehorse with
Jockey Up

Chestnut Racehorse with Jockey Up

The Duke's
Flying Childers

The Duke of Devonshire's Flying Childers

Old Fox held
by a Groom

Old Fox held by a Groom

The Stables and
Two Horses

The Stables and Two Famous Running Horses

Jumping
the Gate

Jumping the Gate

Flying
Childers

Flying Childers

Sir Roger
Burgoyne Riding-

Sir Roger Burgoyne Riding-Badger

Thomas Gage-
First Viscount

Thomas Gage-First Viscount Gage