Over 80 paintings by Sir Alfred Munnings have gone on display at the National Horseracing Museum in Newmarket (2 April).

Widely regarded as one of the foremost equestrian painters of the 20th century, Munnings’ work sells for huge prices internationally.

The exhibition, which runs until 4 November, features paintings, oil studies and sketches and provides a fascinating inside into Munnings’ life and artistic technique.

Photographs of Munnings’ early life and family, never before seen by the public, are also included in the exhibition.

“This is a rare opportunity to learn of Sir Alfred Munnings life story alongside some fine examples of his work,” said museum acting director Graham Snelling.

For more information contact the National Horseracing Museum, 99 High Street, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 8JH or (tel: 01638 667333).