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 John E. Ferneley, Sr.  (1782 - 1860)

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Lived/Active: England/United Kingdom      Known for: portrait, figure, landscape, horse painting, hunting scenes

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BIOGRAPHY for John Ferneley, Sr.
1782 (Thrussington, Leicestershire, England)
1860 (Melton Mowbray, England)

England/United Kingdom

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portrait, figure, landscape, horse painting, hunting scenes

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An English painter specializing in horses, dogs, and outdoor sporting scenes such as fox hunts, "he is regarded as one of the great British equine artists, second perhaps only to George Stubbs."

He was first apprenticed until 1801 to his father, who was a master wheelwright, and then he was encouraged to take up painting by John Manners, 5th Duke of Rutland.  Pursuing this idea, he moved to London and studied under the sporting artist Benjamin Marshall.  While training with Mars (showing 500 of 5751 characters).

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