Sunday, August 24, 2014

The Hobby Horse and the Concertina Player

The Hobby Horse and the Concertina Player. Painting inspired by the folk tradition from Kent, England of Hodening, the Hobby Horse. A variation of Mumming performed as part of the Christmas season pageantry. A small play or procession where a hobby horse, or someone dressed as a horse would be paraded from place to place to collect money for alms or entertainment.
Original painting acrylic on canvas board 8" x 10".
Does not contain the "My Good Babushka" watermark that was included here for security purposes.

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