Summary of A Groom with Two Greys
Oil on canvas painting of a groom with to grey ponies harnessed to a carriage. Painted by Francis Sartorius (1734-1804).
This is an interesting painting of an equipage dating from the third quarter of the 18th century. The two grey ponies are being harnessed to a four wheeled coachman driven carriage. The groom/coachman wears livery and has his attention on the bridle of the offside pony. The ponies have their ears trimmed, as was the fashion at the time, and wear breast collar harness.
Francis Sartorius was a member of a dynasty of painters. He mostly painted hunting and racing scenes and portraits of hounds and the odd cat. He exhibited at the Royal Academy on numerous occasions. His style is recognisable as being stylised and slightly naïve.
This painting is in the care of the National Trust
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