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Quick Details

Date of Production

circa 1760

Accession or Inventory Number

NT 353128

Materials used

Paint, Wood, Canvas

Summary of A Groom with Two Greys

Oil on canvas painting of a groom with to grey ponies harnessed to a carriage. Painted by Francis Sartorius (1734-1804).

Full description

This is an interesting painting of an equipage dating from the third quarter of the 18th century. The two grey ponies are being harnessed to a four wheeled coachman driven carriage. The groom/coachman wears livery and has his attention on the bridle of the offside pony. The ponies have their ears trimmed, as was the fashion at the time, and wear breast collar harness. 

Artist profile

Francis Sartorius was a member of a dynasty of painters. He mostly painted hunting and racing scenes and portraits of hounds and the odd cat. He exhibited at the Royal Academy on numerous occasions. His style is recognisable as being stylised and slightly naïve. 

Access information

This painting is in the care of the National Trust




PL11 2QA

Picture credit

The National Trust