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Lot 577: Thomas Gooch (1750-1802)

Est: £4,000 GBP - £6,000 GBPSold:
Christie'sNovember 20, 2008London, United Kingdom

Item Overview


Thomas Gooch (1750-1802)
Waggoner, a greyhound, in a landscape
signed and dated 'T·Gooch 1799' (lower right)
oil on canvas
14 x 17¾ in. (35.1 x 45 cm.)

Artist or Maker


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Probably a student of Sawrey Gilpin, Gooch painted mainly horses and dogs, and exhibited seventy-six paintings at the Royal Academy between 1781 and 1802. He is described by Sally Mitchell as 'the Hogarth of the sporting artists', being the first to produce a series of paintings with a moral reforming theme entitled The life of a racehorse (The Dictionary of British Equestrian Artists, Suffolk, 1985, p. 238). Gooch spent most of his career in London, but died in Lyndhurst, Hampshire in 1802.

Auction Details

A Town House in Mayfair

November 20, 2008, 02:30 PM WET

8 King Street, St. James's, London, LDN, SW1Y 6QT, UK