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Paintings by Peter Upton Drinkers of the Wind 10 – 19 July 2019


Front cover: 1. Kicking the dust, Oil on canvas, signed , 30 x 40 inches (76 x 102 cms)


Peter Upton

Drinkers of the Wind 10 – 19 July 2019

Mathaf Gallery 57 Jermyn Street, St James’s, London SW1Y 6LX T: + 44 (0)20 7584 2396 M: + 44 (0)7785 250953 E:art@mathafgallery.com www.mathafgallery.com


Peter Upton has created a series of paintings which cannot fail to delight. His love and understanding of the Arab Horse and all that relate to it in terms of culture and tradition shine forth, as ever, in his art. I wish him every success with this exhibition and I wish you, the viewers, the pleasure which I always find is associated with those fortunate enough to see Peter’s work. HRH Princess Alia Al Hussein


2. My Favourite Mare Oil on canvas, signed, 24 x 20 inches (61 x 51 cms)


3. Ali Pasha Sherif’s Stud (opposite page) Oil on canvas, signed, 36 x 48 inches (91 x 122 cms)

The famous stud of Arab horses in Cairo, with three Stallions of his breeding (right to left): Mesaoud: A chestnut Seglawi Jedran of Ibn Sudan’s strain, foaled in 1887. His sire Aziz and dam Yemameh. Purchased by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt and Lady Anne Blunt in 1888 for £60 and imported to their Crabbet Stud in England in 1891, where he sired 126 foals. Sold in 1903 to Russia. Jamil: A chestnut Seglawi Jedran of Ibn Sbeyni’s strain. Foaled in 1896. His sire Aziz and dam Bint Jamila. Purchased by Lady Anne Blunt in 1901 for £70 for her stud at Sheykh Obeyd. Given in 1917 to the Royal Agricultural Society, Cairo. With Ghadia and Jemla. Shahwan: A grey Dahman Shahwan. Foaled in 1887. His sire Wazir and dam a grey Dahmeh. Purchased by Wilfrid and Lady Anne Blunt in 1892 for £62 and imported later that year to their Crabbet Stud in England. Sold in 1895 to the USA.


4. The Hunter – his Mare, Saluki and Falcon Oil on canvas, signed, 24 x 36 inches (61 x 91 cms)

5. Here come three Bedouin Oil on canvas, signed, 24 x 36 inches (61 x 91 cms)


6. A grey Stallion and his groom Oil on canvas, signed, 20 x 24 inches (51 x 61 cms)

7. A black Mare and a Saker Oil on canvas, signed, 20 x 24 inches (51 x 61 cms)


8. Two Sakers at the tent Oil on canvas, signed, 30 x 40 inches (76 x 102 cms)


9. On the move – seven Bedouin riders Oil on canvas, signed, 36 x 48 inches (91 x 122 cms)


10. Three Yearling Fillies Oil on board, signed, 7 ½ x 12 ¼ inches (19 x 31 cms)

11. Bint Rafica – head study Oil on board, signed, 8 ½ x 11 ½ inches (22 x 29 cms)


12. Over the stable door Oil on canvas, signed, 20 x 24 inches (51 x 61 cms)


13. Bring out the Bay Stallion Oil on canvas, signed, 30 x 40 inches (76 x 102 cms)


14. A young grey Stallion rearing Oil on canvas, signed, 30 x 30 inches (76 x 76 cms)


15. Mares and Foals I Oil on canvas, signed, 30 x 40 inches (76 x 102 cms)


16. Mares and Foals II Oil on canvas, signed, 24 x 30 inches (61 x 76 cms)

17. Playtime Oil on canvas, signed, 24 x 30 inches (61 x 76 cms)


18. Al Khamsa – five Mares Oil on canvas, signed, 24 x 36 inches (61 x 91 cms)


19. Adl and others, out for exercise Oil on canvas, signed, 24 x 30 inches (61 x 76 cms)

20. Away they go – three Mares, tails up Oil on canvas, signed, 24 x 30 inches (61 x 76 cms)


21. The new-born Foal Oil on canvas, signed, 24 x 24 inches (61 x 61 cms)

22. What a trot – Sarra and Foal Oil on canvas, signed, 24 x 24 inches (61 x 61 cms)


23. Shakra and Safra – the new Mares Oil on canvas, signed, 24 x 30 inches (61 x 76 cms)


24. Introductions – Stallion and Mare Oil on canvas, signed, 24 x 30 inches (61 x 76 cms)


25. The Sheikh and his men Oil on canvas, signed, 30 x 30 inches (76 x 76 cms)


26. Sisters – two grey Mares Oil on canvas, signed, 24 x 36 inches (61 x 91 cms)


27. Three Mares grazing Oil on canvas, signed, 24 x 36 inches (61 x 91 cms)


28. Oryx Oil on canvas, signed, 20 x 24 inches (51 x 61 cms)

29. A study of three Falcons – Peregrine, Saker and Gyr Oil on canvas, signed, 30 x 30 inches (76 x 76 cms)


30. Camel rider and led Mare Oil on canvas, signed, 24 x 30 inches (61 x 76 cms)

31. Waiting – a Bedouin and his Mare Oil on canvas, signed, 24 x 30 inches (61 x 76 cms)


32. Mutlak al Yemen – a chestnut Mare Oil on canvas, signed, 24 x 30 inches (61 x 76 cms)

33. Mare and Foal at the tent Oil on canvas, signed, 24 x 30 inches (61 x 76 cms)


34. Watching – three Mares Oil on canvas, signed, 24 x 36 inches (61 x 91 cms)

35. Three Mares among the trees and rocks Oil on canvas, signed, 24 x 36 inches (61 x 91 cms)


With thanks to the Sladmore Gallery, who are kindly providing the venue for this Exhibition. The Gallery is open Monday to Thursday 10am – 6pm, Friday 10am – 5pm

19th and 20th Century Sculpture 57 Jermyn Street, St James’s, London, SW1Y 6LX Tel +44 (0) 207 629 1144 Fax + 44 (0) 207 495 3668 Email admin@sladmore.com


Back cover: 36. A Mare and her Foal before a doorway, Oil on canvas, signed, 24 x 20 inches (61 x 51 cms)


Peter Upton

Drinkers of the Wind

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Mathaf Gallery: Drinkers of the Wind  

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