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Paint, Canvas

Summary of The Crack Team

A fine looking team of chestnut horses known as 'The Crack Team' are put to a Park Drag and travel along a road which passes in front of Burton Constable Hall in Yorkshire. Oil on canvas, painted by Joseph Walker in 1857. 

Full description

This painting shows a classic gentleman's equipage from the mid 19th century. An impressive well matched team of chestnut horses are put to a Park Drag. The harness carries the crests of the family (Chichester's of Burton Constable Hall). A large lurcher type dog runs along in front of the horses clearing the road ahead. Two liveried grooms sit on the back of the coach and there are three gentleman guests at the front. 

The coach moves at a fast pace through a landscape of trees. In the distance is a view of Burton Constable Hall.

Artists profile

Joseph Walker (1831-1906) painted a number of pictures featuring horses and carriages with the occasional hunting scene. He depicts his subjects with great accuracy and seemed to have a talent for painting portraits as well.

Access information

This painting is in the care of Burton Constable Hall

Burton Constable Foundation
Burton Constable,
East Yorkshire

HU11 4LN 

Tel: 01964 562400

[email protected]

Picture credit

Burton Constable Hall