About this artwork

Crawhall captured the appearance and character of animals with a remarkable economy of line. Before beginning a picture, he would study the subject intently, distilling the essence of its character. Of all the animals that Crawhall depicted it was the horse that he most enjoyed painting. Horses in all situations fascinated him, whether they were at a racecourse, following a pack of hounds or simply pulling a cab or carriage. This quick watercolour sketch was made with a few rapid, impressionistic strokes. It successfully captures a fleeting glimpse of horse and cab as it speeds past the artist.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    The Cab
  • date created:
    Unknown
  • materials:
    Watercolour on paper
  • measurements:
    13.00 x 18.10 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Sir James Lewis Caw and Lady Caw Gift 1940
  • accession number:
    D 4096
  • gallery:
    View by Appointment
  • subject:
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Joseph Crawhall

Joseph Crawhall