About Tessa Pullan
Tessa Pullan, born in 1953, was apprenticed to John Skeaping R.A. in 1971, followed by further studies at the City and Guilds Art College and at the Royal Academy Schools .Her work is mainly figurative and is in the form of bronze, carved wood and stone and wood constructions of animals and birds. She undertakes both human and animal portraiture. She exhibits in Europe and North America and her commissions include the American Civil War Horse memorial outside the Virginia Historical Institute, commissioned by Paul Mellon and the Horse and Rider , commissioned in steel, for the Black Country Route, Wolverhampton. Her work in public collections includes the National Portrait Gallery, London,t he National Horse Racing Museum, Newmarket, the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge and the Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut.
Wood, height 170 cms
On loan from the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Dobbin was purchased by Paul Mellon from the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 1982. It was also in the Royal Academy Illustrated of that year. It was made at the Royal Academy Schools in 1980.