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The Painting

An oil on paper laid on board, measuring 11” x 15”. Signed Holland and dated [19]’28.

About the Artist

George Herbert Buckingham Holland (1901-1987) was born in Northampton. He was educated at Northampton Grammar School and trained as an artist at Northampton School of Art and Leicester College of Art (1918-23). In 1923 he opened a studio at Whitworth Chambers, George Row, Northampton. He lived in Chelsea, London, for a while before returning in 1939 to Northampton, where he resided for the rest of his life. He was primarily a portrait painter (three of his works are in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery) but he also painted landscapes and still life. A retrospective exhibition of his work was held in 1997 at the Central Museum and Art Gallery, Northampton, to mark the 10th anniversary of his death.

The Subject

Resting the Horse. A group of travellers have stopped for a rest, and have unhitched their horse from the bright gipsy caravan in the foreground.

G. H. B. Holland

Resting the Horse

G. H. B. Holland - Resting the Horse