THE ARAB HORSE LIMITED EDITION BY PETER UPTON Quarter bound in cloth and leather, limited to just 25 copies around the world, this edition is signed and number by Peter Upton and it includes an original sketch, drawn by the artist at the time of signing.
Padischah, the first Arab stallion whose pure-bred line still exists,was imported into Britain from Arabia in the 1830s. The Arab Horse by Peter Upton provides a complete record of all the desert-bred Arab horses imported into Britain from this time from which present-day pure-bred Arab horses descend. The author describes the desert journeys of early enthusiasts, notably Major Roger Upton, Wilfrid Scawen and Lady Anne Blunt, (founders of the famous Crabbet Stud in 1878), and the Honourable Miss Dillon, and uses their words where possible to detail the seventy-eight horses who have lines still existing, together with mare and stallion tables of descent which have been updated for this publication. Illustrated throughout with magnificent colour portraits of the horses by the author and a unique archival collection of black and white and duotone photographs and colour reproductions of iconic equine paintings by famous artists including Stubbs and Herring. This book will delight and inform all those with an interest in this most beautiful breed.
Published in 2006, this hardback book contains 166 black and white and 72 colour images, and is 336pp in total.
Peter Upton is a past President of the Arab Horse Society of Great Britain, an international judge, and an acknowledged expert on the history of the Arab horse. His paintings of the desert scene and theArab horse are widely known from his extensive exhibitions in Britain and abroad, and his work is held in private collections around the world.