John Ferneley was an English painter during the early 19th century who specialized in scenes with hunters and sporting horses. His work shows hunting during a time when it was en vogue and he soon became sought after as an equestrian artist.
Ferneley became well known for creating panoramic paintings that show a sequence of events and was known to collaborate with Sir Frances Grant who traded him help painting characters for help painting horses.
Ferneley signed his work with a pin head while the paint was wet – hiding his name in a fence or a barn door.
Not All Of It
Ferneley was a prolific horse artist and this is hardly all of his equine work, he painted everything from hunting scenes to more domestic dog & horse interaction. If you liked his work, be sure to check out more horse art of the masters.