National horseracing museum collection

The Start, October Meeting, Newmarket

The Start, October Meeting, Newmarket

Sir Alfred Munnings PRA (1878–1959)

The Start, October Meeting, Newmarket (Study for Arrangement, 1 3/4 Newmarket)

1957

Oil on panel

British Sporting Art Trust

The start of a horse race fascinated Munnings. It was a dynamic subject that he repeatedly returned to from the 1930s until his death.

This is an oil study for the much larger work. Munnings positions the riders close to the picture plane. The brightly coloured palette and dynamic brushwork are characteristic of his racing scenes.

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