Item #6232 At the Pony Races, Sydney c1887-89. Frank Prout Mahony.
Frank Prout Mahony

At the Pony Races, Sydney c1887-89

Ink and gouache
27.9 x 41.4 cm
Signed  ‘Frank P Mahony’

Frank Mahony was born in Melbourne and studied in Sydney at the NSW Academy of Art. He painted Australian genre subjects and was a highly talented and professional illustrator who drew for numerous publications including The Picturesque Atlas of Australasia and The Bulletin.  He also illustrated books by Henry Lawson and Banjo Patterson. He specialized particularly in horse subjects. His painting Rounding up a straggler, 1889 in the Art Gallery of New South Wales was purchased in the year it was painted. An engraving of it appeared in The Picturesque Atlas of Australasia. Mahony also produced a large work titled The A. J. C. Autumn Meeting – The Lawn at Randwick, 1888 (painted with Albert Henry Fullwood) which was engraved as an insert for The Sydney Mail, Saturday, March 31, 1888.

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