Lynwood Palmer, Equestrian Artist, Whip and Horseman, Equestrian art book This is the story of how the son of a Lincolnshire vicar who ran away to America at the age of seventeen to work as a ranch hand, hansom cab master and show jumper, only to return to these shores to become one of Victorian/Edwardian Englands most acclaimed equestrian artists. This comprehensive and well researched new biography has been written by Dr. Robert Fountain, founder trustee of the British Sporting Art Trust, and Neil Kennedy, a retired adman, both of whom had family connections to the artist. Spread across several continents, Palmers patrons read like Debrett, from the King downwards for whom he painted racehorses hunters and carriage horses. Always elegantly dressed, and with impeccable manners, he was hugely popular, especially, it was rumoured, with the wives of some of his patrons! His passion was carriage-driving and his transport was a beautifully maintained coach and four. He was a judge at the International Horse Show at Olympia, a major social event for which he painted several posters, This copiously illustrated book makes a perfect Christmas present, and is a must-have read for lovers of the Turf, carriage driving and sporting art. Hard backed book, 271 mm x 211 mm, with 160 pages containing 122 black and white, and 92 colour illustrations Supplied complete with dust cover.