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John Willis Good was born in London, England in 1845. Very little is known about the sculptor, who died tragically at the age of thirty four. He studied at the Royal Academy of the Arts in London and later was a pupil of Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm (English, 1834 - 1890), Queen Victoria’s favorite sculptor. Known primarily as the only English counterpart to the French ‘Animalier’ sculptors, Good produced not many more than a dozen models. He exhibited at the Royal Academy fifteen times between 1870 and 1878, including Putting Hounds into Cover in 1870, In the Paddock in 1874 and Hunter in 1878. He also exhibited a collaborative work with the painter and sculptor Charles Lutyens (English, exhibited 1860-1903) entitled Prince of Wales, a Celebrated Clydesdale Horse in 1873. Willis Good’s sculptures excel in their ability to capture not just the sport but also the quintessential English quality of the sporting life. Good died in his studio at #12, The Avenue, 76 Fulham Road, London.