dick turpin the highwayman riding horse ralph landscape oil portrait painting c1908

Dick Turpin The Highwayman Riding Horse Ralph Landscape Oil Portrait Painting C1908



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THE HIGHWAYMAN After Dick Turpin / Fine Oil On Canvas Circa 1908 Inscribed Verso Ralph.
( Historically Interesting Painting )
Richard Turpin ( bapt. 21 September 1705 – 7 April 1739) was an English highwayman whose exploits were romanticised following his execution in York for horse theft. ... Turpin's involvement in the crime with which he is most closely associated—highway robbery—followed the arrest of the other members of his gang in 1735.
Turpin was executed for stealing horses in 1739 at York and he would have been forgotten to history had it not been for Harrison Ainsworth’s popular 1834 novel Rookwood. In it he describes Turpin galloping north in the dark: “His blood spins through his veins; winds round his heart; mounts to his brain. Away! Away! He is wild with joy.” The highwayman character etched in Rookwood, as well as local narratives, poems, and ballads that sprung from it, granted Turpin a notorious posthumous status.
The legend and stories about Dick Turpin portrayed him as a notorious Highwayman who had terrified Bracknell residents near Ascot and the racecourses, where It’s said often over the centuries ,supernatural tales of galloping horses had been heard but never seen.
There were once stables in Kennel Lane Bracknell which had been converted into a cottage, from where strange sounds were often said to be heard regularly of ghostly horses galloping along a lane which became known as Ralph’s Ride.The tale was often used to frighten misbehaving children with the threat of saying to them, Ralph’s going to get you!
Dick Turpin was said to have returned riding the horse known as Ralph along and down the Links, where he would have ended up in the area known as Ralph’s Ride.
Lots of mysterious tales were told and still exist today about the famous highwayman, written about in the famously known novel published in 1834 called Rookwood by Harrison Ainsworth.
You can just manage to see at close inspection that the rider wears a black mask.
This is an unusual subject of a higwayman on horseback laying in wait at either dawn or dusk.
John Crooke was a British landscape painter working at the end of the 19th century and the early 20th century.
Crooke exhibited widely and is recorded as living in Cornwall in the 1890s before moving to London.
Presented in a decorative antique swept gilt frame all in good condition.
Height 30 Inches ( 76cm )
Width 26 inches ( 66cm )
The painting is in good clean original condition and is ready to hang.
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Height = 76 cm (30")
Width = 66 cm (26")
Depth = 5 cm (2")

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