Oil painting on canvas, A Man with a Horse and a Boy, possibly John Glazebrook and his Son William Glazebrook, the Miller British (English) School, circa 1830-50. Two full-length figures with a horse and a dog in an industrial setting with a canal and lock-gates. The Glazebrook family owned Glazebrooks (now Monk's Hall) from 1769-1877. 33 years in the hands of John Glazebrook, and 48 years in those of his widow Mercy Glazebrook, and his son William Glazebrook. In fact they had lived in the house for some 30 years before actually acquiring it. The Glazebrooks were millers and John Glazebrook bought the mill which was up on the down above Rodmell, and it remained in the family for 128 years when it was sold by his son William Glazebrook in 1877. This painting among the contents of Monk's Hall was put up for auction in 1919 and was bought by Leonard Woolf together with two others. In his autobiography he considers all three are possibly of members of the Glazebrook family and describes this as 'a man holding a horse'. Leonard Woolf, 'An Autobiography Vol.2 1911-1969' , pp.193-196.
Acquired by National Trust with Monk's House, 1980
Monk’s House, Rodmell, The Virginia & Leonard Woolf Collection (National Trust)
Makers and roles
British (English) School, artist