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c.1702-1752

British Romanticism Painter

James Seymour (1702-1752) was a British painter known for his exceptional depictions of racehorses, hounds, and other animals. He was born in Marsham, Norfolk, England, and little is known about his early life.

Seymour started his career as a landscape painter and was employed by Lord Wilmington, who was a patron of the arts. However, his interest in painting animals soon developed, and he became known for his ability to capture the movement and vitality of horses and hounds.

Seymour's paintings were highly sought after by aristocrats and horse breeders, and he became one of the leading animal painters of his time. He was also a keen observer of the racing scene and was known to attend race meetings to sketch and paint the horses and their riders.

Seymour's paintings were characterized by their attention to detail and his ability to convey the individual personalities of his animal subjects. His work was highly influential and helped to establish the tradition of British animal painting, which was continued by artists such as George Stubbs and Benjamin Marshall.

Seymour died in London in 1752 at the age of 50. Although he only painted for a relatively short period, his legacy as a pioneer of animal painting has endured. His paintings can be seen in collections at the Tate Britain, the National Horseracing Museum, and other galleries around the world.

6 James Seymour Paintings

General Robert Douglas Riding Out, 1751 by James Seymour | Painting Reproduction

General Robert Douglas Riding Out 1751

Oil Painting
$1044
Canvas Print
$59.61
SKU: JSY-18991
James Seymour
Original Size: 66.4 x 80.5 cm
Private Collection

A Brown Thoroughbred 'Spanking Roger', Held by a Groom, 1745 by James Seymour | Painting Reproduction

A Brown Thoroughbred 'Spanking Roger', Held by a Groom 1745

Oil Painting
$1462
Canvas Print
$49.39
SKU: JSY-18992
James Seymour
Original Size: 76.7 x 133 cm
Private Collection

Portrait of a Horseman, n.d. by James Seymour | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of a Horseman n.d.

Oil Painting
$1345
Canvas Print
$53.22
SKU: JSY-18993
James Seymour
Original Size: 94 x 131 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Chestnut Horse with a Groom near Newmarket, c.1730/40 by James Seymour | Painting Reproduction

Chestnut Horse with a Groom near Newmarket c.1730/40

Oil Painting
$1323
SKU: JSY-18994
James Seymour
Original Size: 66 x 104.5 cm
Tate Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Lord Portmore's 'Snap', a saddled chestnut hunter held by a groom, 1743 by James Seymour | Painting Reproduction

Lord Portmore's 'Snap', a saddled chestnut hunter ... 1743

Oil Painting
$1724
Canvas Print
$63.43
SKU: JSY-18995
James Seymour
Original Size: 104 x 122 cm
Private Collection

A Saddled Grey Thoroughbred Racehorse being Held by a Groom, n.d. by James Seymour | Painting Reproduction

A Saddled Grey Thoroughbred Racehorse being Held ... n.d.

Oil Painting
$1174
Canvas Print
$59.07
SKU: JSY-18996
James Seymour
Original Size: 101.6 x 127 cm
Private Collection

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