Blowhard - Lines

Blowhard This is a 48" high Sportiboy model in poor condition. Although the paint looks old it is a recent attempt to 'restore' the horse. The horse had been overpainted without repairing the crumbling gesso - so it still crumbled and had the horse been used the surface would have fallen off. The dappling pattern is not correct either.

Sportiboy horses were made from about 1925 and probably until the 1950s. They were very popular so there are still many surviving.

What the picture also shows is the easily recognizable shape of the Sportiboy models. They were made in all sizes and are noted for their short necks and generous bodies. The leg to body proportions are very satisfactory. Some had extra carving.

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