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PETER UPTON Desert Heritage and the Arab Horse

15 – 30 May 2012


Front cover: 1. Do watch me!, oil on canvas, signed and dated 2011, 18 Ă— 24 inches (45.7 Ă— 61 cm)


PETER UPTON Desert Heritage and the Arab Horse

15 – 30 May 2012

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


In a timely celebration of the horse in art, Peter Upton’s exhibition ‘Desert Heritage and the Arab Horse’ coincides with the British Museum’s exhibition ‘The Horse: Ancient Arabia and the Modern World’ (24th May – 30th September 2012). We are delighted to be hosting Peter’s latest exhibition and are grateful to the Directors of the Sladmore Gallery, specialists in 19th and 20th Century Bronze Sculpture, for providing a very appropriate venue. Peter Upton studied art and art history and is best known for his paintings depicting the Arab horse and scenes of the desert. A past President of the Arab Horse Society of Great Britain, an international judge and recognised expert on the history of the Arab horse, his passion for this breed goes back some 65 years to his first pony, a white part-Arab. He travels extensively in the Middle East, carrying out detailed sketches, returning to his studio to complete the oil paintings and watercolours.

Peter is author of a number of books on the subject. His most recent publication, co-authored with HRH Princess Alia Al Hussein, is entitled ‘Royal Heritage:the story of Jordan’s Arab Horses’ (available from medinapublishing.com). Other titles include ‘Out of the Desert’, ‘The Arab Horse’ and ‘Drinkers of the Wind’. Upton writes regularly for international magazines, he gives lectures and has been involved in films on the Arab horse. Peter’s talents as an artist command enormous respect among collectors. He has held regular one-man exhibitions at the Mathaf Gallery and his paintings, including many special commissions, are in private collections around the world. 2. The new Rashma, oil on board, signed and dated 2011, 8¾ × 11 inches (22.2 × 27.9 cm)

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3. Coming in II, oil on board, signed and dated 2011, 39 Ă— 31 inches (99.1 Ă— 78.7 cm)


4. Three Seglawiehs, oil on canvas, signed and dated 2011, 30 × 40 inches (76.2 × 101.5 cm)


5. Exuberant Stallion, oil on canvas, signed and dated 2011, 24 Ă— 24 inches (61 Ă— 61 cm)


6. Two Greys and a Bay, oil on board, signed and dated 2011, 12 × 18 inches (30.5 × 45.7 cm)


7. Head study of a Chestnut Stallion, oil on board, signed and dated 2011, 10 × 12 inches (25.4 × 30.5 cm)

8. Head study of a Grey Stallion, oil on board, signed and dated 2011, 12 × 10 inches (30.5 × 25.4 cm)


9. If the price is right, oil on canvas, signed and dated 2011, 30 Ă— 40 inches (76.2 Ă— 101.6 cm)


10. Mutlak al Yemin, oil on board, signed and dated 2011, 20 Ă— 24 inches (50.8 Ă— 61 cm)


11. Maternity, oil on board, signed and dated 2011, 11 × 12 inches (27.9 × 30.5 cm)

12. One day old, oil on board, signed and dated 2011, 10 × 8½ inches (25.4 × 21.6 cm)


13. His first walk, oil on board, signed and dated 2011, 31 Ă— 39 inches (78.7 Ă— 99.1 cm)


14. Falconer’s siesta, oil on board, signed and dated 2011, 11 × 12 inches (27.9 × 30.5 cm)

15. Two salukis, oil on board, signed and dated 2011, 14 × 12 inches (35.6 × 30.5 cm)


16. Oryx, oil on canvas, signed and dated 2011, 14 × 18 inches (35.6 × 45.7 cm)

17. Bedouin girl and goats, Wadi Musa, oil on canvas, signed and dated 2006, 30 × 24 inches (76.2 × 61 cm)


18. The Egyptian, oil on board, signed and dated 2011, 12 Ă— 16 inches (30.5 Ă— 40.6 cm)


19. Three year old Filly, watercolour, signed and dated 2011, 13½ × 16½ inches (34.5 × 41.9 cm)

20. Dark Chestnut Mare, watercolour, signed and dated 2011, 14 × 17 inches (35.6 × 43.2 cm)


21. Two Sheykhs and their Mares, oil on canvas, signed and dated 2011, 24 × 24 inches (61 × 61 cm)

22. The new Brown Mare, oil on canvas, signed and dated 2011, 18 × 24 inches (45.7 × 61 cm)


23. The Mating, oil on canvas, signed and dated 2011, 20 Ă— 24 inches (50.8 Ă— 61 cm)


24. Argent, oil on board, signed and dated 2009/2011, 20 Ă— 26 inches (50.8 Ă— 66 cm)


25. A Chestnut Stallion and his owner, oil on canvas, signed and dated 2011, 18 Ă— 24 inches (45.7 Ă— 61 cm)


26. Damn the kids!, oil on canvas, signed and dated 2011, 18 Ă— 24 inches (45.7 Ă— 61 cm)


27. I can gallop!, oil on board, signed and dated 2011, 12 × 10 inches (30.5 × 25.4 cm)

28. Mare and foal, oil on board, signed and dated 2011, 10 × 12 inches (25.4 × 30.5 cm)


29. Three studies of the head of a foal, oil on board, signed and dated 2011, 12 × 11 inches (30.5 × 27.9 cm)

30. One month old, oil on board, signed and dated 2011, 8½ × 11 inches (21.6 × 27.9 cm)


31. A young mare with her first foal, oil on canvas, signed and dated 2012, 20 Ă— 24 inches (50.8 Ă— 61 cm)


32. Half-rearing Grey Stallion, watercolour, signed and dated 2011, 14 × 17 inches (35.6 × 43.2 cm)

33. Three Arab Mares, watercolour, signed and dated 2011, 20 × 27½ inches (50.8 × 69.9 cm)


34. Three Krushieh Mares, oil on board, signed and dated 2011, 12 Ă— 18 inches (30.5 Ă— 45.7 cm)


The paintings on this page are on view at the Arab British Chamber of Commerce 43 Upper Grosvenor Street, London W1K 2NJ Viewing by appointment with Mathaf Gallery E: art@mathafgallery.com T: + 44 (0)20 7584 2396 M: + 44 (0)7785 250953

War Prize – after a ghazu, oil on canvas, signed and dated 2009, 24 × 36 inches (61 × 91.5 cm)

Spahi and Barb, oil on canvas, signed and dated 2010, 24 × 20 inches (61 × 50.8 cm)

Al Hamaama – head study, oil on canvas, signed and dated 2010, 14 × 18 inches (35.6 × 45.7 cm)

The Watcher, oil on canvas, signed and dated 2009, 24 × 20 inches (61 × 50.8 cm)

Chestnut colt, oil on canvas, signed and dated 2009, 16 × 20 inches (40.6 × 61 cm)

Rider in a wadi, oil on canvas, signed and dated 2010, 24 × 20 inches (61 × 50.8 cm)


The Sladmore Gallery, who are kindly providing the venue for this exhibition, will be displaying a selection of bronze sculpture related to the Arab world

SLADMORE 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 The Gallery is open 10am to 6pm Monday to Friday 11am to 5pm Saturday, or by appointment.


Back cover: 35. Coming in I, oil on board, signed and dated 2011, 39 Ă— 31 inches (99.1 Ă— 78.7 cm)


PETER UPTON

Mathaf Gallery

Desert Heritage and the Arab Horse

PETER UPTON  

Desert Heritage and the Arab Horse

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