(At the Races) c1888
signed lr: ‘Frank P Mahoney’
27.9 x 41.4 cm
$2,400.00 including GST
Frank Mahony was born in Melbourne and studied in Sydney at the NSW Academy of Art. He painted Australian genre subjects and was a highly talented and professional illustrator who drew for numerous publications including The Picturesque Atlas of Australasia and The Bulletin. He also illustrated books by Henry Lawson and Banjo Patterson.
Mahony specialized particularly in horse subjects. His painting Rounding up a straggler, 1889, in the Art Gallery of New South Wales was purchased in the year it was painted. An engraving of it appeared in The Picturesque Atlas of Australasia
Mahoney also produced a large work titled The A. J. C. Autumn Meeting – The Lawn at Randwick, 1888 (painted with Albert Henry Fullwood – see elsewhere on our website) which was engraved as an insert for The Sydney Mail, Saturday, March 31, 1888. The oil painting At the Races was probably painted at around the same time.