Duke’s Auctioneers are pleased to offer  ‘Horses By Night’ by Annie Freud to raise funds for TheHorseCourse, a charity based in Dorset that helps people from 8 years old to adults and families to overcome a range of mental health, communication and emotional challenges using equine-assisted interventions.

Patrons are Lord Knight of Weymouth and Martin Clunes,

Auction to be held at Duke’s Fine Art Saleroom, Brewery Square, Copper Street, Dorchester DT1 1GA in the ‘Art and Design Post 1850’ sale on Thursday 26th September 10.30 am

Viewing dates:     Sat 21st September 9.30am – noon. Monday 23rd September 9.30am to 5.00pm. Tuesday 24th September 9.30am – 7.00pm,.  Wednesday 25th September 9.30am  5.00pm

Annie Freud says of her painting “I used ‘Mares and Foals in a River Landscape’ by George Stubbs, the undisputed world master of horse painting, as my guide and model for the composition.  Imagining them alive in front of me, I have tried to capture something of these animals magnificent physique as well as their qualities of alertness and calm, emphasized by the addition of a night sky.  I am honoured and delighted to have been invited to make this work for such an important cause.”