Duncan’s Horses

John Widdas (1802 - 1858)

Duncan’s horses – wild stallions on the sea shore

Signed J.Widdas 1851
Inscribed: Vide MacBeth, Act 2, S.3
Oil on paper laid on canvas

23 x 30½ in / 58.5 x 77.5 cm

Originally inscribed on reverse of original canvas: “Mr. Widdas, Artist.Bradford. Dr. Woods coach to be left till call’d for. Please be careful”

Exhibited: Ackermann & Son Ltd, Exhibition of Sporting Paintings,
October 1987

£6,800 Ref: NPO330

Detail

And Duncan’s horses—a thing most strange and certain—
Beauteous and swift, the minions of their race,
Turned wild in nature, broke their stalls, flung out,
Contending ‘gainst obedience, as they would
Make war with mankind.

(In fact the reference should read “MacBeth- Act 2, Scene 4”)