George Ford Morris Horses




I recently purchased the Fordacre Studios Estate of George Ford Morris. The gems of the Estate were 3 large horse statues. They are made of plaster over wire. All 3 are dirty and damaged, but they are still gorgeous to me. I would love to have all 3 horses restored. I think these plaster horses are amazing and very rare. I also purchased some original art work, sketches, copper etching plates, painting name plates and medallions. The originals are all pictured on this page. The lithographs are on the following page. Prints, and other ephemera are on the next page. The last page pictures personal correspondence, mainly Christmas Cards and Note Cards from George Ford Morris to his friends. I also plan to add pictures of some of the notations, from the backs of pieces pictured on the first 3 pages. Not ever piece came from the Fordacre Studios Estate. I love his work and I am adding to the collection.

I'm not selling any of these pieces, except for some duplicate paper items.



I am always looking to buy more George Ford Morris pieces


1910 GFM Original Percheron Running Free in the Snow Oil on Canvas Painting

21 3/4 inches by 32 1/2 inches
Pictured in Portraitures of Horses on page 39
One of the famous Oaklawn Farms Percherons
An Oaklawn Farm horse, but not part of the 5 piece collection I recently purchased
This wasn't part of the Fordacre Studios Estate

Undated Original GFM Percheron Heron Mixed Media from Oaklawn Farms
Pastel & India Ink

15 inches by 21 inches
Heron was foaled in 1907 and imported in 1909. Weight 1900 lbs.
Heron 65123 (75955) sire Dimitri (58251) Dam Rosette (49819)
Part of a 5 piece collection that originally belonged to Oaklawn Farms
This wasn't part of the Fordacre Studios Estate

1901 Original GFM Percheron Mixed Media from Oaklawn Farms
Charcoal & India Ink

8 1/4 inches by 11 1/4 inches
Part of a 5 piece collection that originally belonged to Oaklawn Farms
This wasn't part of the Fordacre Studios Estate

1902 Original GFM Percheron Unfixed Crayon from Oaklawn Farms
Titled" This is an unfixed crayon sketch Do not Rub! No 5"

11 1/2 inches by 16 inches plus the notation at the bottom
Yellowed with some insect damage
Part of a 5 piece collection that originally belonged to Oaklawn Farms
This wasn't part of the Fordacre Studios Estate

1912 Original GFM Percheron Charcoal from Oaklawn Farms

14 1/4 inches by 21 inches
Slightly Yellowed with some insect damage
Part of a 5 piece collection that originally belonged to Oaklawn Farms
This wasn't part of the Fordacre Studios Estate

1901 Original GFM Percheron Mixed Medial from Oaklawn Farms
India Ink & Water Color

8 inches by 11 1/4 inches
Slightly Yellowed
Part of a 5 piece collection that originally belonged to Oaklawn Farms
This wasn't part of the Fordacre Studios Estate

1939 Original GFM Saddlebred Pirate Gold Gouache

8 1/2 inches by 11 1/2 inches
Pirate Gold was the Reserve Grand Champion Saddlebred in 1935 according to the Family
Sired by Kings Genius * Dam Nancy Thurman* Grandson to Bourbon King
This wasn't part of the Fordacre Studios Estate

Original Plaster Sculpture of the Percheron Horse Labres

Sculpted from life after Eli Lilly's imported Percheron Labres
Eli Lilly founded the Fortune 500 Company Eli Lilly & Co.
This was GFMs last sculpture, and this is the only example know
Hopefully another will be found eventually
30 by 26 Inches

Full Size Fiberglass Casting of the Percheron Horse Labres

Cast from the original sculpture which has been fully restored
This looks like heavy Bronze but is lightweight because it is Fiberglass
I have these for sale privately or on Ebay
30 by 26 Inches

Hambletonian Original Plaster Sculpture

2 other examples have been auctioned recently
30 by 22 3/4 Inches

Saddlebred Weanling Original Plaster Sculpture

This is the large size of this sculpture
A smaller version was also produced, but this is the only example currently known of the large version
24 by 19 1/2 Inches

Original GFM Tennessee Walking Horse Painting Signed and Dated 1913

Northern view of a southbound horse
This is ink and Gouache on board
The sky is cracking and flaking a little, but still incredible
6 1/2 by 7 1/2 inches
George Ford Morris painted very few Tennessee Walking Horses

Original GFM Charcoal Head Study

Dated 1959
This picture was purchased privately
It wasn't part of the Fordacre Studios Estate
8 by 11 inches

Original GFM Gouache Watercolor

This painting was purchased at auction
It wasn't part of the Fordacre Studios Estate
Unsigned
8 by 5 inches

Original GFM Horse Sketches & Artwork

These are pictured in the GFM book Portraitures of Horses
10 by 14 inches combined

Original GFM Sketch of Justin Morgan Dated 1950

This sketch is pictured in Portraitures of Horses
8 1/2 by 7 1/2 inches

Original GFM sketch titled:


THE BUSHNELL FAIR DREAM HORSE
Perhaps the most important piece in George Ford Morris's life
This horse was the foundation for every other piece of art by GFM
This sketch is pictured in Portraitures of Horses
4 3/4 by 4 inches

Original GFM Horse Head Sketch

6 1/2 by 6 inches

GFM Original Hotel Morrison Inspiration of an Ideal Saddlebred

This piece is pictured in Portraitures of Horses on page 257 and the story behind in on 254
GFM wrote instructions on the back of this piece

Original GFM Bulldog Head Sketch

3 by 3 inches

Original Rooster Painting on Wood

8 5/8 by 5 1/2 inches
Painted on a Cigar Box lid
Repaired with the Selby Stud Arabians brass name plate pictured below
A bit crude, I would call it unfinished or painted quickly
Possibly a study for a larger painting
Unsigned except for the name plate on the back

GFM Selby Stud Arabians Brass Name Plate

This name plate was used to repair the Rooster painting pictured above

GFM The Darley Arabian 1700 - 1733

Brass name plate for a painting

GFM Man O' War The Super Horse

Brass name plate for a painting

Percheron Society of America Chicago Medal Test Pattern

This was a test pattern for the medals pictured below
You can see that this pattern is slightly different than the finished medals
The finished medals were made of bronze or sterling silver
I've seen medals that were awarded in 1916 and 1918

Silver & Bronze Percheron Society of America Chicago Medals

1917 Winners Medal from the Monmouth County Fair Horse Show

Never awarded as a prize
This medal was the sample GFM kept for his collection

GFM Copper Plate of an Angry Mare Head Study

These copper plates are very hard to photograph
An etching from this plate is pictured on the next page

GFM Copper Plate of a Mare in Her Stall

These copper plates are very hard to photograph
2 different stage etchings from this plate are pictured on the next page

GFM Copper Plate of a Mare and Foal

These copper plates are very hard to photograph
3 different colored etchings from this plate are pictured on the next page

GFM Copper Plate of a Mare and Foal # 2

These copper plates are very hard to photograph
The foal looks older and stockier in this plate

GFM Copper Plate of a Racehorse and Jockey

These copper plates are very hard to photograph

GFM Unfinished Copper Plate of a Frolicking Horse

These copper plates are very hard to photograph





George Ford Morris Lithographs



George Ford Morris Prints & Ephemera



George Ford Morris Personal Christmas & Note Cards





Please Email me anytime at horsenut@gate.net


or contact me by mail or phone


Ed & Sheri Alcorn
13152 Rose Terrace
Hudson, Florida 34669
(727) 808-4829 Ed
(727) 808-4815 Sheri



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