A Favorite Hostel

A Favorite Hostel
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Inventory
Collection Number: 
17278
Building: 
Current Location: 
Missouri Valley Room
Floor: 
5th
Object Description
Artist: 
Artist Dates: 
1860-1942
Artist Nationality: 
British
Object Type: 
Details: 
This is a print of an etching/engraving originally by George Wright titled "A Favorite Hostel" completed in
Framed: 
Yes
 - Glass
Length: 
18 3/4 inches
Width: 
3/4 inch
Height: 
18 1/4 inches
Description: 

George Wright was a British painter of coaching and hunting scenes. He was the elder brother of Gilbert Scott Wright. Mainly a self-taught artist, he worked with his younger brother until 1925 and during that time their combined work was frequently reproduced on calendars. Wright lived for some time in Rugby and Oxford before moving to Richmond in Surrey in 1929 and later he chose to retire to Seaford in Sussex, where he remained until his death in 1942. He was considered to be one of the best sporting painters of his time and his highly accomplished action paintings were exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1892 and at many other venues in the country (-information gathered from http://www.artnet.com/artists/george-wright-2/biography). This piece captures a horse-drawn carriage advancing toward the viewer with a host of men on the vehicle. The horses appear in mid-run as a gentleman runs next to them and a few startled birds in their path take flight. The circular focus around the print narrows in on the central action and emphasizes the carriage's motion. Below the scope is the piece's title in script, "A Favorite Hostel".

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes