Seymour, James

'Flying Childers' with Jockey Up


Childers was a bay colt bred by Leonard Childers of Carr House, Doncaster in 1715 and owned by the Duke of Devonshire. Between 1721 and 1723, he won three of his six matches and forfeited the remainder. He was famed for his speed and gained the nickname ‘Flying Childers’. He died at the Duke’s stud in 1741 aged 26. James Seymour was one of a number of leading artists of the period to paint Childers along with John Wootton and Thomas Spencer.

About the Artist
Artist Seymour, James
Title 'Flying Childers' with Jockey Up
Medium After James Seymour
Dimensions 44.5 x 53 cms
Location On display
Category Oil on Canvas
Reference 1990.003

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