JOHN SARGEANT NOBLE RBA ~ Waiting with the Ponies

This important English artist specialized almost exclusively in sporting paintings.  He was considered to be one of the finest painters of hounds and setters in the Victorian period.

He received his formal art training at the Royal Academy Schools and with Sir Edwin Landseer who was commissioned by Her Majesty Queen Victoria to paint portraits of her favourite dogs.  He was elected a member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1872 and exhibited at the Royal Academy, Royal Society of Artists, Birmingham, Fine Art Society, Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, Manchester City Art Gallery, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Arthur Tooth and Sons Gallery.

John Sargeant Noble’s “Waiting with the Ponies” is a superb example of his finest work.  It epitomizes the very best in sporting art of the period.  In his representation of the hunting dogs, John Sargeant Noble always presented the character and personality of the animals with accuracy and great sensitivity.  Sadly, paintings of this quality have become extremely scarce with the passage of time.

This painting is presented in pristine condition and in a fine period frame.

EXHIBITED London, Royal Academy, 1888, No. 1144


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1848 – 1896

Title:   “Waiting with the Ponies”

Date:   1888

Canvas Size:   Height  40 inches        Width   60 inches

Framed Size:   Height  47 inches        Width   67  inches