Famous – but rarely seen – painting ‘The Grey Horse’ goes on display at Munnings Museum

Famous – but rarely seen – painting ‘The Grey Horse’ goes on display at Munnings Museum

One of Sir Alfred Munnings’ most famous and instantly recognisable paintings has gone on display in the artist’s former home in Dedham, Essex. The Grey Horse, Ned Osborne on Grey Tick is kindly on loan from a private collector and is regarded as one of Munnings’s most romantic and evocative paintings. The composition is dominated by the impressive grey mare, Grey Tick, with the artist’s model and groom, Ned Osborne riding him bareback, with a fair at Zennor on the north coast of Cornwall in the background. One of the first people to see the painting on display was a true VIP, none other than Ned’s grandson, John Osborne. “We were delighted to welcome John to the museum and to show him around the rooms and galleries and, of course, we couldn’t wait to show him the painting. This was the first time John had ever seen it ‘in the flesh’” explains Munnings Art Museum Director, Jenny Hand.
One of Sir Alfred Munnings’ most famous and instantly recognisable paintings has gone on display in the artist’s former home in Dedham, Essex. The Grey Horse, Ned Osborne on Grey Tick is kindly on loan from a private collector and is regarded as one of Munnings’s most romantic and evocative paintings. The composition is dominated by the impressive grey mare, Grey Tick, with the artist’s model and groom, Ned Osborne riding him bareback, with a fair at Zennor on the north coast of Cornwall in the background. One of the first people to see the painting on display was a true VIP, none other than Ned’s grandson, John Osborne. “We were delighted to welcome John to the museum and to show him around the rooms and galleries and, of course, we couldn’t wait to show him the painting. This was the first time John had ever seen it ‘in the flesh’” explains Munnings Art Museum Director, Jenny Hand.