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Anne Bullen

26 September 2012

Equestrian Illustrator Anne Bullen Celebrated by Family

Anne Bullen (1912-1963) illustrated more than forty best selling children’s pony books and is now being celebrated by her family of brilliant equestrians at The Osborne Studio Gallery, London from now until 4th October 2012.

Anne and her husband, Lt. Col Jack Bullen, founded the world famous Catherston Stud which contributed to her six children all becoming riders of exceptional talent. Amongst them includes Jennie Loriston-Clarke who represented Great Britain at four Olympic Games and has now been elected Chairperson of British Dressage, and Jane Holderness Roddam who has won Badminton and Burghley Horse Trials and won team gold at the 1968 Olympic Games, she is now the Chair of the Council of the British Equestrian Federation.

The Osborne Studio Gallery, one of London’s best known galleries for equestrian art, has assembled a comprehensive centenary exhibition of Anne Bullen’s work, including scenes of her children with their ponies, poignant drawings made during World Wars 1 and II, a dramatic colour sketch of cavalry at and the 1953 Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. In a few flowing lines, Anne depicts the essence of the English pony, and the delight that so many riders today associated with as children.

You can visit the Anne Bullen exhibition from now until 4th October at The Osborne Studio Gallery, London – click here for more information.

Photo caption: Five of the Bullen children, from left to right Michael Bullen, Jane Holderness-Roddam, Jennie Lorrison-Clarke, Charlie Bullen and Sarah Vey (photo courtesy of THE OSBORNE STUDIO GALLERY).

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