Alfred Munnings

Boy and ponies

Boy and ponies by Alfred Munnings

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Shrimp the stable-hand (whose real name was Fountain Page) is riding Augereau, the artist’s favourite pony. The work is a study for The Coming Storm (Art Gallery of New South Wales). Laura Knight, a life-long friend, said of Munnings, ‘His extraordinary vitality, his joy in his work – none of us could forget him. He was a fighter. He fought the wind that shivered his easel and canvas. He fought the heat and the cold. He fought the shifting sun and the changing shadows’. (20th Century Modern, 2003)

Boy and ponies
Production date
circa 1910
oil on canvas
810 x 938 mm
A J Munnings (l.r.)
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1921
Accession no
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International Art
Display status
Not on display

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