Summary of Lady Katherine Molyneux’s Carriage
Oil on canvas painting of Lady Katherine Molyneux's pony and carriage. Painted by Edmund Bristow (1787-1876)
A black pony stands harnessed to a phaeton that is half hidden behind the large stone pillars of a gateway entering an estate. To the right of the pony is a small black and brown dog that has had its ears trimmed. The carriage is a ladies phaeton painted green with cream seat upholstery. A ladies handbag is hung on the offside of the dashboard and a fine whip with ivory/bone carved handle is propped against the seat. The pony is shown in a set of black full collar harness with silver mounted furniture, a bearing rein is attached.
Edmund Bristow was born on April 1st, 1787 at Eton and lived his entire life in Windsor. His artistic talent was inherited from his father who was a heraldic painter. Bristow mainly painted beautifully observed sporting and animal subjects, as well as landscapes which often included views of his local area.
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