SIR ALFRED MUNNINGS

SIR ALFRED MUNNINGS
British, 1878 – 1959

Going to the Post

Dated 1932-3 and inscribed 27Sketch – Jockey in yellow on Brown mare on the reverse;
also inscribed by the artist’s wife My Christmas Present 1950, Violet Munnings on the reverse
Oil on board
20 x 24 inches (50.8 x 61 cm)
Framed: 27 x 31 inches (68.5 x 78.5 cm)

Painted in 1932-33, this work was given by the artist to his wife, Violet, as a Christmas present in 1950.

Provenance
The Artist
Lady Violet Munnings, gift of the artist, 1950 until 1971
Sale, Christie’s, New York, October 11, 1979, lot 231, illustrated (sold for $77,000)
Arthur Ackermann & Son, Ltd., London, by 1983
Private Collection, New York, until 1989
Private Collection, Maryland, 1989 to the present

Literature
“The International Art Market,” Art in America, 1979, vol. 19, p. 303
John Ford, Ackermann 1783-1983: The Business of Art, London, 1983, p. 205, illustrated

$325,000

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