The Steeplechase: The Start, A 
Slap At A Brook, Over The Hedge And The Finish (a Set Of Four) Oil Painting - Henry Thomas Alken

The Steeplechase: The Start, A Slap At A Brook, Over The Hedge And The Finish (a Set Of Four)

Henry Thomas AlkenItem # 1727287
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  • About Reproduction

    Discover the allure of art with our faithful reproduction of "The Steeplechase: The Start, A Slap At A Brook, Over The Hedge And The Finish (a Set Of Four)", originally brought to life by the talented Henry Thomas Alken. Unlike posters or prints, our hand-painted oil painting breathes an unique sense of depth and texture into your space. Every detail, every stroke, and every texture is meticulously recreated, paying the perfect homage to Henry Thomas Alken and his artistic vision.

    Owning this piece is more than just decoration - it's a statement of your refined taste in art. Let the vibrant colors and intricate details of this replica serve as a daily reminder of the beauty in our world. Elevate your decor and appreciate the richness of art with our replica of this masterpiece.

  • Painting Description

    Henry Thomas Alken's "The Steeplechase: The Start, A Slap At A Brook, Over The Hedge And The Finish (a Set Of Four)" is a notable series of paintings that captures the dynamic and thrilling nature of steeplechase horse racing in the early 19th century. Alken, an English painter and engraver, is renowned for his depictions of sporting scenes, particularly those involving horses and hunting. This set of four paintings is a quintessential example of his work, showcasing his keen eye for detail and his ability to convey movement and excitement.

    Each painting in the series represents a different stage of a steeplechase race, a popular equestrian event that involves horses and riders navigating a course with various obstacles such as fences, ditches, and water jumps. The first painting, "The Start," captures the moment the race begins, with horses and riders poised and ready to surge forward. The second painting, "A Slap At A Brook," depicts the challenging moment when the competitors must leap over a water obstacle, highlighting the skill and bravery required in the sport. "Over The Hedge," the third painting, shows the horses and riders clearing a hedge, emphasizing the athleticism and agility of both horse and rider. The final painting, "The Finish," captures the climactic end of the race, with the leading horse and rider crossing the finish line in a moment of triumph.

    Alken's work is celebrated for its vibrant energy and meticulous attention to the anatomy and movement of horses. His ability to capture the essence of the steeplechase, with its inherent risks and thrills, has made this series a beloved representation of the sport. The paintings not only serve as a visual record of early 19th-century steeplechase racing but also reflect the broader cultural fascination with equestrian sports during this period. Through "The Steeplechase: The Start, A Slap At A Brook, Over The Hedge And The Finish," Alken has left an enduring legacy that continues to be appreciated by art enthusiasts and equestrian aficionados alike.

  • Lead Time & Shipping

    When you order this oil painting replica, it typically takes 2-3 weeks to paint. If the artwork is more complex, it might need a little more time to ensure the best quality. Once it's ready, we'll send you a photo for your approval. After you give the green light, we'll ship it to you for free.

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