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James Seymour : “Sir Roger Burgoyne Riding ‘Badger'” (1740)

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During the 18th-century, much of British art was patronized by wealthy landowners for whom well-bred animals were an important status symbol. In this piece, Sir Roger Burgoyne, 6th Baronet of Sutton, rides his favorite horse, Badger, alongside his dog, Juno. Tate identifies the painter, James Seymour, as “one of the first true sporting artists in Britain,” having had “no other subject matter.” A self-taught artist, he ultimately garnered a reputation that extended throughout Europe and America, but his love for horseracing would lead to his financial ruin.

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