LEIGHTON, After Nicholas Winfield Scott (1849-1898)
Published by E. F. Dunbar, 1882. Colour-printed lithograph. Very good condition apart from a few mild surface abrasions, a small loss and mild crease at the top of the image. Sheet size: 10 5/8 x 14 3/4 inches.
A pupil of Harrison Bird Brown, the American artist Nicholas Winfield Scott Leighton was initially trained as a landscape painter but is primarily known for his images of animals, particularly thoroughbred racing horses. He funded his artistic education in Portland, Maine by rearing and trading horses, a job which gave him an intimate knowledge of equine anatomy that later manifested itself in his paintings. Leighton eventually settled in Boston, where he established a studio and continued to execute equestrian paintings, many of which were published as prints by Currier & Ives. During the 1880s, he exhibited his work at the prestigious National Academy of Design.