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Thomas Blinks

United Kingdom (1860 -  1912 )
BLINKS Thomas For'ard On, For'ard On

Christie's /Jul 7, 2016
88,654.70 - 126,649.57
94,354.25

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Thomas Blinks - Walter Winans On The Running Deer Range, Wimbledon Common

Thomas Blinks - Walter Winans On The Running Deer Range, Wimbledon Common

Original 1888
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Lot number: 110
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Thomas Blinks BRITISH WALTER WINANS ON THE RUNNING DEER RANGE, WIMBLEDON COMMON signedThos. Blinks and dated88(lower left) oil on canvas 27 by 45 in. 68.6 by 114.3 cm Provenance C. G. B. Poulter Surrey Rifle Association, Bisley Camp (and sold: Christie's, London, November 7, 1997, lot 144, illustrated) Private Collection (acquired at the above saleand sold, Sotheby's, New York, November 3, 2015, lot 103, illustrated) Acquired at the abovesale Catalogue Note Thomas Blinks\’ painting, Walter Winans on the Running Deer Range, Wimbledon Common is a celebration of English country life and a portrait of the extraordinary English gentleman, Walter W. Winans (1852-1920). Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, to American parents, Winans spent most of his life in England and Scotland. Perhaps best-known as a gifted marksman, he won a gold medal at the 1908 London Olympics and a silver medal at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics (where there was also an art competition for literature, painting, architecture, music and Winans won a gold medal in the sculpture category for his American Trotter). He also authored ten books, with titles as diverse as The Art of Revolver Shooting (1900), The Modern Pistol: and how to shoot it (1919), Deer Breeding for Fine Heads (1913) and Animal Sculpture (1913). Winans was an integral member of the United Kingdom\’s National Rifle Association, founded in 1859 for the "promotion of marksmanship in the interests of the Defense of Realm and permanence of the Volunteer Forces, Navy military and Air\” (National Rifle Association\’s Royal Charter, 1894). Early competitions were held on Wimbledon Common, as shown in the present work, wherethe founders of the association, Earl Spencer and the Duke of Cambridge, held manorial rights. Queen Victoria fired the first shot of the inaugural competition in July 1860, which led to Annual Meetings that have drawn men and women every year (except during the World Wars). In 1878, journalist Edward Walford wrote "these annual gatherings are attended by the élite of fashion, and always include a large number of ladies, who generally evince the greatest interest in the target practice of the various competitors, whether it be for the honor of carrying off the Elcho Shield, the Queen's or the Prince of Wales's Prize, or the shield shot for by our great Public Schools, or the Annual Rifle Match between the Houses of Lords and Commons" (Edward Walford, 'Putney',Old and New London, vol. 6, London, 1878, p. 489-503). As London\’s population continued to swell and push the boundaries of the city, the National Rifle Association felt increasing need to find an alternative site for the yearly events. The last Annual Meeting to be held on Wimbledon Common was in 1889, suggesting that the present work, dated 1888, was Blinks\’ tribute to the land. By 1890, the Association moved to Bisley, Surrey, where the present work was once located and where the Association remains headquartered today.
Thomas Blinks - Walter Winans Driving A Carriage

Thomas Blinks - Walter Winans Driving A Carriage

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Lot number: 92
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Thomas Blinks (1853-1912) Walter Winans driving a carriage signed and dated 'TBlinks. 1900.' (lower right) oil on canvas 32 ½ x 52 ¼ in. (82.5 x 133.3 cm.) Walter Winans (1852-1920), depicted driving a carriage in present picture, was a polymath and heir to a fortune built on constructing the vast Russian railway network. This gave him the opportunity to indulge his passions for shooting, trotting, painting, sculpting and writing. He was one of the finest shots of his generation, winning two Olympic gold medals and he was also active in the sport of trotting, both as a breeder and as a driver in England and Austria. By the 1880s he owned more sporting rights over Scotland than any other individual. His rented estates stretched from sea to sea, covering more than 200,000 acres. As well as painting highland scenery, many of his sculptures celebrate the heroes of the Wild West and the frontier spirit of his paternal homeland, the United States. He died in 1920 during a trotting race at Parsloe Park, London, aptly just as his horse was crossing the finishing line.   Winans was an avid patron of Thomas Blinks and commissioned many works including a portrait on the Running Deer Range, Wimbledon Common (Christie\\\’s, London 7th November 1997, lot 144, £74,100). On Blinks\\\’ s death Winans was moved to write to the Daily Mail proclaiming '[Blinks was] one of the best painters of a horse in action that has ever existed. I bought some 40 of his pictures during his lifetime, and I sold one, getting three times what I paid for it, and now that he is dead, of course, their value has greatly increased. It is obvious nobody seems to appreciate good painting till someone else has bought it'.
Thomas Blinks - Point - To - Point , Racing Thomas Blinks

Thomas Blinks - Point - To - Point , Racing Thomas Blinks

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Lot number: 361
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Point - to - Point , Racing Thomas Blinks (1870- 1912) Coloured etching Passing the winning Post , horses and riders passing a finishing line 6 x 9" CONDITION: Please Note - we do not make reference to the condition of lots within catalogue descriptions. We are however happy to provide additional information regarding the condition of items on request.
Thomas Blinks - For'ard On, For'ard On

Thomas Blinks - For'ard On, For'ard On

Original 1887
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Lot number: 309
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Lot Description

Thomas Blinks (1853-1912)

For'ard on, for'ard on

signed and dated 'Thos Blinks 87' (lower right)

oil on canvas

42 ½ x 66 ¼ in. (107.9 x 168.3 cm.)

presented in the original exhibition frame

together with a letter from the artist to Arthur Tooth Esq.
Provenance

Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 4 October 1973, lot 193.

Exhibited

London, Royal Academy, 1887, no. 204
Thomas Blinks - A Strong Scent

Thomas Blinks - A Strong Scent

Original 1899
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Lot number: 82
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Thomas Blinks
British, 1853-1910
A Strong Scent
, 1899
Signed with conjoined first initials
TBlinks
and dated
99.
(lr); inscribed as titled on an old label affixed to the stretcher
Oil on canvas
12 1/8 x 18 1/8 inches
Provenance:
Frost & Reed, London, inventory no. 40900
Sale: Christie's, New York,
Important British and American Sporting Paintings
, Jun. 6, 1986, lot 13
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