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Racehorse Solario posing for the brush of Alfred J Munnings

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Racehorse Solario posing for the brush of Alfred J Munnings

The great racehorse Solario, owned by Sir John Rutherford, posing for the brush of the great animal artist Alfred J Munnings (1878-1959) Date: 1926

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Ascot Easel Equine Munnings Newmarket Palette Portraiture Poses Posing Rutherford Sits Stable Winner Winning 1926


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This photograph captures the moment of connection between the legendary racehorse Solario and the renowned animal artist Alfred J. Munnings during a painting session in 1926. Solario, owned by Sir John Rutherford, had just achieved a remarkable victory at the prestigious Ascot Racecourse, making him an ideal subject for Munnings' masterful equine portraits. The image portrays Solario in his regal stance, adorned with the gold cup he had earned from his winning performance. The stable backdrop adds an authentic touch, emphasizing the horse's connection to the racing world. Munnings, with his easel and palette, skillfully captures the essence of Solario's power, grace, and triumph. The photograph takes us back to the 1920s, an era of elegance and sophistication, where art and horse racing intertwined. Munnings, a celebrated artist of the time, was known for his exceptional ability to bring horses to life through his art. This photograph offers a unique glimpse into the creative process, as Solario poses patiently for his portrait. The image is a testament to the enduring bond between man and horse, as well as the timeless allure of horse racing and the artistry of portraiture. It is a privilege to witness this moment in history, frozen in time, and a reminder of the beauty and majesty of the equine world.

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