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Rocking horse

Rocking horse

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    about 1840 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved and painted wood

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs R M de Montmorency

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

(original 1945 catalogue record) Rocking horse of wood carved and painted. The horse, painted dapple grey, is represented at a canter and mounted on strongly curved rockers scrolled at the ends and united by turned bars with a platform formed of boards in the centre. The harness consists of a bridle and reins, a saddle fitted with two curved pommels

Place of Origin

England (made)


about 1840 (made)


Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Carved and painted wood


Height: 43 in, Length: 73 in

Object history note

(RF 45/489)

Descriptive line

Dapple grey rocking horse on a bow rocker, made in England, ca. 1840

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

(from original catalogue record) See 'Conversation Pieces' by Sacheverell Sitwell (Batsford 1936) fig. 112 watercolour drawing by Octavius Oakley




Carving; Painting

Subjects depicted



Children & Childhood; Animals and Wildlife; Play


Museum of Childhood

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