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Frederic Whiting (1874-1962)

They Still Meet at Eleven
  • signed
  • watercolour
  • 48 by 56 cm.; 19 by 22 in.

£2,400 plus 4% ARR RESERVED

Frederic Whiting (1874-1962)

Frederic Whiting trained at the St John’s Wood School of Art, the Royal Academy Schools and at the Académie Julian in Paris before serving as a war correspondent for The Graphic in China during the Boxer Rebellion, and in Manchuria during the Russo-Japanese War. An excellent portrait and equestrian artist, Whiting exhibited regularly with the Royal Watercolour Society and the National Portrait Society. His painted several well-known jockeys of the time, and like Munnings, to whom he was frequently compared, he had an excellent sense of how light and atmosphere effected the movement of both riders and their mounts. Among his more illustrious commissions are a group portrait of the writer Daphne du Maurier and her sisters as children (1918, Government Art Coll., House of Lords); an equestrian portrait of King George V (1936, National Portrait Gallery), and a portrait of the Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret riding at Windsor (1945, Royal Collections, Windsor Castle).

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