English school oil on canvas equestrian portrait titled "Brown Horse" depicting a dark brown horse standing on a grassy knoll with white picket fence to the left and rolling hills in the background. Unsigned. Includes Old World Galleries, Sanger-Harris typed brown paper label with title, "H. Spencer" artist attribution, medium, country of original, and date "1880" with additional pencil inscription reading "Dec 1967/ Dallas". Housed in a contemporary rococo style gilt wood frame. Sight – 15 1/4" H x 22 3/8" W. Framed – 21 1/4" H x 28 1/2" W. Late 19th century. CONDITION: Relined. Repair to paint losses on flank. 3 1/2" x 5" area of cleaning or inpainting in sky area above horse's back. Overall light craquelure, some rubbing to left margin.
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