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The racehorse 'Haphazard' won several races in the early 1800s. He was painted three times by James Ward, who specialised in animal, and particularly horse paintings.

This version by Ward, dated 1820, was one of three paintings of famous horses bought by one of the Theobalds at Ward’s sale in 1829. It has hung with the other two, 'Dr Syntax' and 'Walton', in the Billiard Room at Brodsworth Hall since the house was built in the 1860s. These are amongst the paintings brought to Brodsworth Hall through the marriage of Georgiana Theobald and Charles Sabine Thellusson in 1850. She was the daughter of William and Sarah Theobald and granddaughter of stud-owner John Theobald.

English Heritage, Brodsworth Hall







oil on canvas


H 80.5 x W 110.5 cm

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Acquisition method

purchased, as part of the contents of Brodsworth Hall, from Pamela Williams by the National Heritage Memorial Fund and transferred to English Heritage, 1990

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Inscription description

J WARD RA 1820


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Brodsworth, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN5 7XJ England

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