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Amato, Winner of the Derby Stakes at Epsom 1838, Rode by Chapple.
Amato, Winner of the Derby Stakes at Epsom 1838, Rode by Chapple. Got by Velocipede, out of Jane Shore, by Woful, her dam, Della Donna, by Seymour, out of Gramerie, by Sorcerer, dam by Sir Peter, out of Deceit, by Tandem, The Property of Sir Gilbert Heathcote, Bar.t M.P. To whom this Print, with Special Permission, is Most Respecfully Dedicated by his Obliged & Obedient Servant, Rudolph Ackermann, 191 Regent Street.
Painted by Mr C. Hancock, at Mess.rs Tattersall's. Engraved by E. Duncan.
London, Published August 1st 1838, By R. Ackermann, at his Eclipse Sporting Gallery, 191, Regent St.t.
Coloured aquatint with gum arabic highlights, sheet 410 x 520mm (16 x 20½"), watermarked 'J. Whatman 1838'. Small hole in sky; trimmed to plate
Horse and jockey portrait after Charles Hancock (c.1795 - c.1868).
Siltzer: p.133.
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Lez Amazones D'après Alfred de Dreux.
Lez Amazones D'après Alfred de Dreux. I. [&] 2.
Lith Par Eug. Ciceri et Ach. Giroux. [&] Lith Par Ach. Giroux et Eug. Ciceri.
Paris. Goupil & Vibert, Éditeurs. London P.d 15 Ap.l /45 by E. Gambard Junin & Co 25 Berniers S.t. Oxf.d S.t. Berlin. Verlag von L Sachsé & C.te Imp. Lith de Cattier à Paris.
Pair of lithographs with fine hand colour. Printed areas 535 x 380mm (21 x 15"), with very large margins. Some spotting to margins.
A pair of equestrian portraits, with women riding side-saddle, accompanied by a hound. Plate 1 has the woman in mediaeval dress, plate 2 in contemporary riding outfit. Alfred de Dreux (1810-60) painted portraits of both people and horses, often together. In 1848 he followed King Louis-Philippe into exile in Surrey, but returned to France in 1852, taking commissions from Napoleon III. He died on a visit to England.
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The Anatomy Of The Horse.  Including A Particular Description of the Bones, Cartilages, Muscles, Fascias, Ligaments, Nerves, Arteries, Veins, and Glands.  In Eighteen Tables, all done from Nature.  By George Stubbs, Painter.
The Anatomy Of The Horse. Including A Particular Description of the Bones, Cartilages, Muscles, Fascias, Ligaments, Nerves, Arteries, Veins, and Glands. In Eighteen Tables, all done from Nature. By George Stubbs, Painter.
[Designed and etched by George Stubbs.]
London, Printed by J. Purser, for the Author. 1766.
Large oblong folio, half-calf gilt, rebacked, Spanish hand-made marbled boards c.1804, marbled endpapers, within modern box; title + (i)+ pp.47; 24 etched plates, each c.375 x 480mm. Binding generally scuffed and rubbed (unrestored), spine rebound. Spots of residue from expertly removed mould visible in upper margin of several plates. This residue particularly prominent in Tabs. IX and XI, encroaching into plate Tabs. XIII and XIV. Vertical 'scuff' line from upper edge of paper c. 5cm into plate centre left Tab. XII. Diagonal crease though top edge of upper right corner of sheet Tab. XIV, well outside plate. Lower right corner and lower left corner extremities missing Tabs. I and key respectively ('skeleton').
Complete volume of this masterpiece of equine anatomical exploration by George Stubbs [1724 - 1806]. It takes the form of what are effectively two sets of etchings combined. The first part, of four plates, deals exclusively with the skeletal structure of the horse and comprises three finished etchings labelled Tabs. I, II and III, and one key plate corresponding to Tab I. The second part explores the muscles, fascias, ligaments, nerves, veins, glands and cartilage. This consists of 15 etchings, Tabs. I - XV, nos. I - V each with corresponding separate key plates. This volume is compiled from two separate first editions. The binding and letterpress sheets, along with four plates, come from a copy ex-Royal Veterinary College. The plates as follows; Tabs I (Lennox-Boyd 169), III (173), IV (175) and the final plate XV (188). The remainder of the plates come from a private collection in the West Country. These etchings are fine impressions on contemporary laid paper, on which only the earliest copies were printed. They represent gloriously precise, detailed and accurate anatomical observations which set the standard in veterinary science for a century. They certainly possess a 'fine exactness and austere beauty' that 'give them a timeless beauty' (Ray). Stubbs says in his introduction 'To The Reader': 'all the figures in it are drawn from nature, for which purpose I dissected a great number of horses'. 42 original sketches from Stubbs's dissections between 1756 and 1759 while he was at Horkstow in Lincolnshire survive in the library of the Royal Academy. These form the basis of this great work, an undertaking too demanding it seems for some of the premier engravers of the time, such as Charles Grignion, who declined Stubbs's approaches. The task took up the following six years, all the while the artist refining his rather rudimentary engraving technique. The impact of the publication of the work was immediate and considerable, not only in scientific terms, but in an age of Enlightenment when the aesthetic ideal was closely connected with observation of the natural world, the artistic community derived great benefit also. Freshly appreciated and re-discovered in the 20th century, George Stubbs is now widely considered to be the pre-eminent animal painter of the 18th century. Throughout his life Stubbs displayed an inquisitive scientific temperament, and he had a life-long interest in deconstructing anatomy, one of his earliest works including a set of illustrations for a textbook on midwifery which was published in 1751.
Lennox-Boyd: 166 - 188.
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Bandy, belonging to Lord Grosvenor.
Bandy, belonging to Lord Grosvenor.
Painted by Mr. Stubbs. 34.
Published 12th May 1794, by Laurie & Whittle, 53 Fleet Street, London.
Mezzotint. 250 x 345mm. Some restoration.
First published 1771, when the print was probably used to advertise Bandy's services as a Stud.
Lennox-Boyd: 19, state vii of viii. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
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Baronet.
Baronet.
G. Stubbs Pinx.t. G.T. Stubbs Sculp. Engraver to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.
London Republished June 4th. 1817. by Edw.d Orme Bond Street.
Stipple, printed in colour and hand finished. Image 190 x 245mm (7½ x 9½"). Trimmed very close to lower platemark.
The Prince of Wales's horse Baronet, being ridden by Samuel Chifney. In 1791 the pair won the Oatland Stakes, winning the Prince over £17,000 from wagers. However controversy over Chifney's riding technique led the Prince to withdraw from the Turf. A fine coloured impression. After George Stubbs (1724 - 1806).
Lennox-Boyd: 101, state III of III.
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Baronet.
Baronet.
G. Stubbs Pinx.t. G.T. Stubbs sculp. Engraver to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.
London. Republished June 4th 1817 by Edw.d Orme, Bond Street..
Stipple with etching. Plate 202 x 247mm (8 x 9¾"). Repaired tear, cracks in platemark, bottom right corner of margin lacking; stain in the sky; laid on restorer's tissue.
The Prince of Wales' horse Baronet, being ridden by Samuel Chifney. In 1791 the pair won the Oatland Stakes, winning the Prince over £17,000 from wagers. However controversy over Chifney's riding technique led the Prince to withdraw from the Turf.
Lennox-Boyd: 123, state III of 3.
[Ref: 14200]   £600.00  
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Bellario, was got by Brilliant out of a Witington Mare is the Property of S.r Cha.s Bunbury, won the following Ten Platea & Prizes at Newmarket &c.
Bellario, was got by Brilliant out of a Witington Mare is the Property of S.r Cha.s Bunbury, won the following Ten Platea & Prizes at Newmarket &c. one of 80 Guineas, one of 85 Guin.s two of 100 Guin.s each, one of 105 Guin.s one of 150 Guin.s one of 155 Guin.s one of 200 Guin.s one of 250 & one of 300 G.s.
F.Sartorius pinx.t.
Published 12th May 1794 by Laurie & Whittle 53 Fleet Street.
Mezzotint. 255 x 350mm. Faint mount burn around the image.
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A Brood Mare belonging to Mr. Shafto.
A Brood Mare belonging to Mr. Shafto.
[From the painting by George Stubbs].
Published 1st, January 1798, by Laurie & Whittle, 53 Fleet Street, London.
Etching with engraving. 125 x 180mm (5 x 7"). Trimmed to plate.
Published for 'A New Book of Horses', a small drawing book for artists which showed different types of horses in different poses. The horse adopts a pose represented in several of Stubbs' 1760s paintings of brood mares.
Lennox-Boyd: 129, only state.
[Ref: 5787]   £150.00   (£180.00 incl.VAT)
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Coterie & Newmarket Macaroni
Coterie & Newmarket Macaroni
R.St.G.M. [Richard St George Mansergh.]
Pub May 1s 1773 by MDarly 39 Strand.
Etching, 175 x 245mm, 7 x 9¾".
A rider on a large black horse. Racing interest. From an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates. Numbered 'V.2' upper left and '24' upper right.
BM Satires: 4702, unidentified.
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Cotherstone.
Cotherstone. Winner of the Derby Stakes at Epsom. 1843, the Property of John B. Bowes, Esq.re M.P. was bred in 1840 by Touchstone, out of Emma by Whisker, Trained by John Scott, Rode by William Scott, 160 Subscribers, 23 Started.
Painted by J.F. Herring, Sen.r Engraved by Charles Hunt.
London, A.H. & C.E. Baily, 83, Cornhill & 18 Chango Alley.
Hand-coloured aquatint. 515 x 620mm (20¼ x 24½").
A picture of the prize-winning racehorse, Cotherstone, which belonged to John Bowes (1811-1885), the English art collector and thoroughbred racehorse owner who also founded the Bowes Museum.
Not in Siltzer; Hickman: p.452.
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Dangerous, Winner of the Derby Stakes at Epsom 1833, Rode by Chapple,
Dangerous, Winner of the Derby Stakes at Epsom 1833, Rode by Chapple, By Tramp out of Defiance by Rubens, the Property of Mr Sadler, to whom this print, by special permission, is most respecfully dedicated by his very obliged and obedient Servant, R Ackermann, Jun.r.
Painted by J. Ferneley of Melton Mowbray. Engraved by E. Duncan.
London: Published Octo.r 1833, By R. Ackermann, Jn.r at his Eclipse Sporting Gallery, 191, Regent Street, (between Conduit Street and New Burlington St.)
Aquatint, printed in colours. 390 x 510mm, 15¼ x 20". Unexamined out of contemporary frame.
After John E. Ferneley (1782-1860).
Siltzer: pp.111-121, 'It is an extraordinary thing that there are so few prints after Ferneley'.
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Diamond.
Diamond. The Property of Mr. Cookson. Got by Highflyer. Dam by Matchem. Painted from Life after his Race with Hambletonian, at the Craven Meeting, Newmarket. *For the rest of his Pedigree & Performances_See Mr. Wetherby's, Stud Book.
Published 12th. Decr. 1799 by Laurie & Whittle, No.53 Fleet Street, London.
Mezzotint, 245 x 350mm. 9¾ x 13¾".
A race horse portrait, the jockey up.
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Eclipse, the Property of Capt.n O Kelly, was got by Mask when in the Possession of M.r Wildman,
Eclipse, the Property of Capt.n O Kelly, was got by Mask when in the Possession of M.r Wildman, he won the Following Prizes, Vizt. in 1769, six Kings Plates of 100 Gunis each at inchester, Canterbury, Newmarket, Salisbury, Lewes & Litchfield most of them he walk'd over the Course alone, No Horse daring to Start against him. At Newmarket 17 April 1770, he beat the famous horse Bucephalus & on the 19th following he won the Kings 100 Guins against some of the most famous Horses & double distanc'd them the Second Heat.
Geo. Stubbs, Pinx.t.
Publish'd June 4, 1804 by Laurie & Whittle, 53, Fleet Street, London.
Mezzotint. 350 x 255mm (13¾ x 10"), paper watermarked 'W. King, Alton Mill 1834', good margins. Mount burn, vertical crease across plate.
A reduced version of either the mezzotint by Burke or the stipple by G.T.Stubbs, unlikely to have been authorised by the artist. King worked from Alton Mill in Hampshire.
CLB: Stubbs 144.
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Emilius, Bred by Mr. Udney in 1820, get by Orville, out by Emily by Stamford her dam, by Whiskey, out of Grey Dorimant.
Emilius, Bred by Mr. Udney in 1820, get by Orville, out by Emily by Stamford her dam, by Whiskey, out of Grey Dorimant. The Property of Thomas Thornhill Esq.e. To whom this Print is by Permission dedicated by their obedient and much obliged Serv.t S.& J. Fuller.
I.F. Herring Newmarket Pinx.t Cha.s Hunt Sculp.t
London Published Sep.r 18th. 1832 by S.& J. Fuller at their Sporting Gallery 34 Rathbone Place.
Coloured aquatint. Plate 351 x 426mm (13¾ x 16¾").
Emilius started his life with Colonel John Udney, a member of the Jockey club before Robert Robson, the Newmarket trainer took him on; known for schooling so many classic winners for the Dukes of Grafton and Lord Grosvenor. Emilius was undefeated in 1823 during his first season, however this was short-lived, and in his second year he only won one of his four starts and his racing career came to an abrupt end, however his fame lived on.
Hickman: p408.
[Ref: 18394]   £520.00  
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[The English Farrier.]
[The English Farrier.]
[Gericault del. Lith. de Villain.]
[n.d., c.1820.]
Lithograph. 280 x 368mm (11 x 14½"). Cut.
A farrier working on a hoof turning to protect himself from attack by another horse. Published in a series of lithographs by Gericault, 'Etudes de Cheveaux', showing farriers from different countries.
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Harkaway, Bred in 1834 by Mr. Ferguson, got by Econimist dam by Nabocklish, out of Miss Tooley by Teddy the Grinder, out of Lady Jane by Sir Peter.  [under] Rode by George Calloway.  To the Noblemen and Gentlemen of the Turf, both in England and Ireland.
Harkaway, Bred in 1834 by Mr. Ferguson, got by Econimist dam by Nabocklish, out of Miss Tooley by Teddy the Grinder, out of Lady Jane by Sir Peter. [under] Rode by George Calloway. To the Noblemen and Gentlemen of the Turf, both in England and Ireland. This print is most respectfully dedicated by the Publishers.
Painted at Kildare by J. W. Snow. Engraved by C. Hunt.
London, Published Augt. 1839. by S. & J. Fuller, at their Porting Gallery, 34 Rathbone Place, and to be had of Mr. Le Pettit, Dublin, Miss Kernor, Cork and Mr. Hodgson, Belfast.
Coloured aquatint. 380 x 420mm (15 x 16½"). Small tear in sky top left.
Siltzer, p:336; Hickman: p.434.
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Harkaway,
Harkaway, A chestnut horse, foaled in Ireland in 1834, was bred by Thomas Ferguson Esq.re. His sire was Economist, his dam, a chestnut mare bred by Lord Grosvenor, in 1823 [... ]
Painted by J. Ferneley. Engraved by E. Duncan.
London, Published June 1st 1840, By R. Ackermann, at his Eclipse Sporting Gallery, 191, Regent St.t.
Aquatint, printed in colours. 390 x 510mm, 15¼ x 20". Unexamined out of contemporary frame.
Harkaway, the Winner of the 1838 Goodwood Cup, after John E. Ferneley (1782-1860).
Siltzer: pp.111-121, 'It is an extraordinary thing that there are so few prints after Ferneley'.
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[Portraits Of Winning Horses a Series of Portraits of the Winners of the Derby, Oaks, & St. Leger, From the Year 1842 to 1849. Drawn from Nature and Engraved by Charles Hunt Esqr.].
[Portraits Of Winning Horses a Series of Portraits of the Winners of the Derby, Oaks, & St. Leger, From the Year 1842 to 1849. Drawn from Nature and Engraved by Charles Hunt Esqr.].
C. Hunt del.
Pub. By Rock & Co. London 24 June 1849.
14 of 24 coloured aquatint engravings of race horses on 7 leaves in fine contemporary full red morocco gilt, illustrated with horse vignettes in gilt front and back covers and gilt edging 217 x 140mm. Each image 95 x 67mm. 2 blank leaves. Title page missing. Binding generally rubbed, extremities worn. Foxing and staining to plates.
There would have originally been 24 plates (depicting the winners of the 3 races over 8 years) in the volume published by Rock Brothers & Payne in 1849, though Siltzer and Lane record only 22.
Siltzer p.166. Lane II p.37. Hickman: p.472-4.
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A Hunter belonging to the Duke of Richmond. A New Book Of Horses.
A Hunter belonging to the Duke of Richmond. A New Book Of Horses.
[From the painting by George Stubbs.]
[Published by Laurie & Whittle 1798].
Etching with engraving. Sheet 160 x 180mm (6¼ x 7"). Trimmed to image on left. Minor paper discolouration.
Published for 'A New Book of Horses', a small drawing book for artists which showed different types of horses in different poses. This horse is first appears in Stubbs' painting 'The 3rd Duke of Richmond with the Charlton Hunt' of c.1759.
Lennox-Boyd: 127, I of I.
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The Hunter.
The Hunter.
H. Alken del.t. J. Clark sculp.t.
[London: T. McLean, 1820.
Aquatint with fine hand colour. 280 x 375mm (11 x 14¾"), with large margins. Faint text offset.
A grey hunter, with its owner standing by a gate. From 'The National Sports of Great Britain' by Henry Alken.
[Ref: 46270]   £260.00  
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"Iroquois" Winner of "The Derby" 1881. [in pencil under image.]
Percy Thomas [etched in plate.]
Etching. Publisher's stamp in plate lower left: English Etchings Part 2. Plate 228 x 305mm. 9 x 12".
Iroquois (1878-1899) was the first American-bred horse to win the Epsom Derby. When four he became a 'bleeder' and thus his temperament changed and he became difficult to train. Pierre Lorillard IV (1883-1901) the American tobacco manufacturer and thoroughbred race horse owner and Iroquois’s owner decided to sent him back to the United States in 1883 where he won at the Stockbridge Cup. In 1886 he was purchased by William Hicks Jackson (1835-1903) a cotton planter, horse breeder, and general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War, who transported Iroquois to Belle Meade Plantation where he was a successful stud and had become leading sire by 1892.
In the Auckland Art Gallery.
[Ref: 20236]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Launcelot,  Winner of The Great St Leger Stakes at Doncaster 1840, Rode by W. Scott.
Launcelot, Winner of The Great St Leger Stakes at Doncaster 1840, Rode by W. Scott. 112 Subscribers ___ 11 Started. Launcelot is own Brother to Touchstone, who won the Gt. St. Leger Stakes in 1834, & the Gold Cup at Doncaster in 1835_6, was bred by the Marquis of Westminster, Got by Camel out of Banter (bred by his Lordship, in 1826) by Master Henry out of Boadica, Sister to Bucephalus. The Property of the Most Noble Marquis of Westminster. To whom this Print by Permission is most respectfully dedicated by the Publishers S & J. Fuller.
Painted by I.F. Herring. Engraved by C. Hunt.
London: Published Nov.r 1st. by S. & J. Fuller, at their Sporting Gallery 34 Rathbone Place.
Coloured aquatint, proof. 394 x 489mm (15½ x 19¼"). A fine impression in fresh colour.
The race horse Launcelot with his jockey up, bred by Robert Grosvenor, 1st Marquess of Westminster (1767-1845), politician and collector of art. He won the Champagne Stakes in 1839 and the St Leger Stakes in 1840.
Siltzer: pg.146; Hickman: p.443.
[Ref: 19187]   £650.00  
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Lord Grosvenors. Arabian.
Lord Grosvenors. Arabian.
[From the painting by George Stubbs.]
[Published by Laurie & Whittle 1798.]
Etching with engraving. 125 x 180mm (5 x 7"). Minor paper discolouration. Tear c.1cm into plate lower right corner.
Published for 'A New Book of Horses', a small drawing book for artists which showed different types of horses in different poses. Derived from Stubbs' 'Mares and Foals beneath Large Oak Trees'.
Lennox-Boyd: 131, I of I.
[Ref: 5816]   £220.00  
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Lurcher by Dungannon.
Lurcher by Dungannon. _ June 1792 Lurcher won £50 at Ascot, beating Volante...
Published 24th Aug.st 1795 by Laurie & Whittle, No 53, Fleet Street, London.
Mezzotint. 245 x 350mm. Faint spotting, a few pin holes.
When Lurcher won his first race in 1792 the stud value of his sire Dungannon shot up. Both Dungannon and his sire Eclipse had been painted by George Stubbs.
See CLB: Page 168
[Ref: 8312]   £280.00  
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Mask aged 20.
Mask aged 20.
G. Stubbs pinx.t. G.T. Stubbs sculp.t
Publish'd Jan. 1.st. 1789 by J. Harris, Sweet Alley & No. 8 Broad Street.
Mezzotint, printed in colours and hand finished. Plate: 350 x 255mm, (13¾ x 10"). Frame: 415 x 315mm, (16¼ x 12¼"). Small margins, slight time staining on bottom left and right. Laid on eighteenth century blue card, unexamined out of frame.
A portrait of the racehorse Marske by George Stubbs. Marske was sire of the hugely successful horse Eclipse, and was given to the Duke of Cumberland in exchange for a chestnut Arabian. Following the Duke's death he was bought by William Wildman and put to stud. With Eclipse's unbeatable Marske's stud fee doubled and some doubt was cast as to whether Marske had actually been the sire, Wildman sought to remedy this and commissioned Stubbs to paint him and he became the most successful stud in England. Mask is shown standing in a countryside scene by lake.
Lennox-Boyd: 49; stated he had only seen 3 impressions.
[Ref: 41678]   £1,200.00  
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Miss Slamerkin, with her Colt Othello, now the famous Horse Black & all Black.. She was likewise ye Dam of L.d Portmor's Oroonoko.
Miss Slamerkin, with her Colt Othello, now the famous Horse Black & all Black.. She was likewise ye Dam of L.d Portmor's Oroonoko.
F.Seymour pinx.t. T.Burford fec.
[1752.]
Mezzotint. 250 x 350mm. Repaired tear entering picture area.
Plate 10 of a set of twelve horses.
[Ref: 5478]   £390.00  
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Mündig. The Winner of the Derby Stakes at Epsom 1835.
Mündig. The Winner of the Derby Stakes at Epsom 1835. Rode by W.Scott. Gpt by Catton out of Emma, by Whisker out of Gibside Fairy, by Hermes. The Property of John Bowes, Esq.r M.P. of Streatlam Castle in the County of Durham, to whom this Print is by Permission most respectfully Inscribed By his very obliged & obedient Servant, Rudolph Ackermann.
Painted by Cha.s Hancock, at Mess.rs Tattersalls. Engraved by F.C. Lewis.
London, Published July 20th 1835, By R.ph Ackermann, at the Eclipse Sporting Gallery, 191, Regent Street, (between Conduit Street and New Burlington St.)
Coloured aquatint with gum arabic highlights. 390 x 510mm, 15¼ x 20". Laid on board, some paper toning.
Mündig, a chestnut colt, after Charles Hancock (c.1795 - c.1868). The jockey, William (Bill) Scott (1797–1848), won nineteen Classics and would have won more if he had not enjoyed his drink: he rode Sir Tatton Sykes to second place in the Epsom Derby, but several sources say he would have won if Scott had not been 'drunk and unable to steer his mount on a proper course'. Scott claimed on his deathbed that he 'had never pulled a horse in his life, never gone to bed sober and never kissed a lass against her will'. Mündig was also painted by Herring.
Siltzer: p.133, described as published in September.
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[22 race horse portraits].
[22 race horse portraits]. i. Attila, Winner of the Derby, 1842. by Celwick. Ridden by Scott ii. Our Nell, Winner of the Oaks, 1842. by Bran. Ridden by T. Lye. iii. Blue Bonnett, Winner of the St. Leger, 1842. by Touchstone. Ridden by T. Lye. iv. Cotherstone, Winner of the Derby, 1843. By Touchstone. Ridden by Scott. v. Poison, Winner of the Oaks, 1843 [trimmed through title]. vi. Nutwith, Winner of the Leger, 1843. By Tomboy. Ridden by J. Marson. vii. Orlando, declared the Winner of the Derby, 1844. by Touchstone. Ridden by Nat. Running Rein Being 4 Year Old. viii. The Princess, Winner of the Oaks, 1844. by Slane. Ridden by F. Butler. ix. Faugh a ballagh, Winner of the St. Leger, 1844. by Sir Hercules. Ridden by H. Bell x. Merry Monarch, Winner of the Derby, 1845 By Slane. Ridden by F. Bell xi. Refraction, Winner of the Oaks, 1845. by Glaucus. Ridden by H. Bell. xii. Baron, Winner of the Leger, 1845. By Irish Birdcatch. Ridden by F. Butler. xiii. Pyrrhus the First Winner of the Derby 1846. By Epirus. Ridden by S. Day. xiv. Mendicant, Winner of the Oaks, 1846. by Touchstone. Ridden by S. Day. xv. Cossack, Winner of the Derby, 1847. By H. Platoff. Ridden by Templeman. xvi. Von Tromp, Winner of the Leger, 1847. By Lanercost. Ridden by J. Marson. xvii. Surplice, Winner of the Derby 1848. By Touchstone. Ridden by Templeman. xviii. Cymba, Winner of the Oaks, 1848. by Melbourn. Ridden by Templeman. xix. Surplice, Winner of the Leger, 1848. Beating Canezou. Ridden by Flatman. xx. Sister to Arkwright, Winner of the Oaks, 1849 [trimmed through title]. [Nos. xxi and xxii trimmed to image below and left. They are 'Sir Tatton Sykes' winner of the St Leger in 1846 and 'Miami' winner of the Oaks in 1847].
C. Hunt del.
Pub. By Rock & Co. London 24 June 1849.
22 coloured aquatint engravings. Each image c.95 x 67mm (3¾ x 2½"). Light foxing.
22 plates from 'Portraits of Winning Horses, a Series of Portraits of the Winners of the Derby, Oaks, & St. Leger, From the Year 1842 to 1849. Drawn from Nature and Engraved by Charles Hunt Esqr'. The volume, depicting the winners of the 3 great races over 8 years, was published by Rock Brothers & Payne in 1849. Although the series calls for 24 plates both Siltzer and Lane record only 22 plates, as here: therefore it is probable that only 22 plates were published.
Siltzer p.166. Lane II p.37; Hickman: p.472.
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That Celebrated Horse, Sunbeam.
That Celebrated Horse, Sunbeam.
[n.d. c.1830.]
Wood engraving, very scarce. 113 x 163mm. 4½ x 6½". Cut, laid on album sheet.
Sunbeam (c.1855) produced by Sunflower and Chanticleer, of great pedigree from her mother's side whose sire was Bay Middleton, the undefeated thoroughbred racehorse whose victories included two British Classic Races. He was twice the leading Sire in Great Britain and Ireland.
[Ref: 20848]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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Surplice. Winner of the Derby Stakes at Epsome, and the Doncaster Great St. Leger, 1848.
Surplice. Winner of the Derby Stakes at Epsome, and the Doncaster Great St. Leger, 1848. By Touchstone Our of Crucifix. The Property of Lord Clifden.
Painted by Harry Hall. Engraved by Charles Hunt. Coloured by [illegible.]
[n.d. c.1848.]
Coloured aquatint. 506 x 602mm (20 x 23¾"). Publication line slightly rubbed, faded.
Surplice (b.1845) was bred by Lord George Bentinck (1802-1848). He was sold as a two year old to the Hon Edward Lord Mostyn and later the same year to Henry Agar Ellis Clifden (1825-1866), 3rd Viscount Clifden. Racing for four years, he was undefeated at two and won the Derby Stakes and St Leger Stakes at three.
Siltzer: p.132. Hickman: p.470.
[Ref: 23073]   £150.00  
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Sweet William.
Sweet William.
Stubbs pinx. J.G.B.
Hullmandel No. 10. [n.d., c.1840.]
Lithograph. Very scarce. Sheet size: 360 x 450mm (14¼ x 17½"). Very light mount burn.
A portrait of the racehorse 'Sweet William', standing in profile to the left. Sweet William was bred by William Cornforth of Barforth, near Richmond, Yorkshire, and was bought by Lord Bolingbroke, for whom he won his first race in 1772, at the New Market Spring Meeting. His success brought him to the attention of one of George Stubbs's most important patrons, Richard, 1st Earl Grosvenor, a celebrated breeder and racehorse owner, who promptly purchased Sweet William. The horse remained in Lord Grosvenor's ownership thereafter. The original portrait was one of sixteen paintings which Stubbs executed for the Turf Gallery project.
Ex Collection: the Late Honourable Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 35375]   £490.00  
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Sweetwilliam.
Sweetwilliam.
G. Stubbs pinx.t. Geo. Townley Stubbs Sculp. Engraver to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.
London, Republished June 4., 1817, by Edw.d Orme, New Bond Street, Corner of Brook Street.
Stipple with etching. 410 x 505mm (16¼ x 19¾") with large margins. Framed. Unexamined out of frame.
A portrait of the racer Sweetwilliam standing in a paddock facing left, with Sweet William flowering at his feet. Foaled about 1770, Sweetwilliam raced for Lord Bolingbroke until 1778, when he went to stud at Lord Grosvenor's Oxcroft estate.
Lennox-Boyd: 118, state III of III.
[Ref: 41670]   £2,400.00  
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The Terrible Horse Trentham late the property of Charles Ogilvy Esq.r...
The Terrible Horse Trentham late the property of Charles Ogilvy Esq.r...
G.Stubbs pinx.t. G.D.Stubbs sculp.t. 506.
Published according to Act of parliament Jan.y 1. 1772 and sold by Rob.t Sayer No 53 in Fleet Street.
Mezzotint. 255 x 350mm (10 x 13¾"). Laid on board. Stained.
Lennox-Boyd: 29, state ii of iii.. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 5838]   £450.00  
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The Terrible Horse Trentham late the property of Charles Ogilvy Esq.r...
The Terrible Horse Trentham late the property of Charles Ogilvy Esq.r...
G.Stubbs pinx.t. G.D.Stubbs sculp.t. 260
Published according to Act of parliament Jan.y 1. 1772 and sold by Rob.t Sayer No 53 in Fleet Street. [c.1800]
Mezzotint. 255 x 350mm (10 x 13¾"). Some toning of paper, a damp stain.
Lennox-Boyd: 29, state iii of iii, probably issued by Laurie & Whittle c.1800. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 5839]   £450.00  
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Volunteer.
Volunteer.
George Stubbs pinx.t. Geo: Townly Stubbs sculp.t. Engraver to His. R. H. the Prince of Wales.
London, Republished June 4.th. 1817, by Edw.d. Orme, Bond Street.
Hand-coloured stipple. J. Whatman 1816 watermark; Plate: 250 x 205mm (9¾ x 8"), with wide margins. Slight mount stain.
Volunteer, a chestnut son of Eclipse out of a mare by Tartar, was foaled in 1780 and bred by Dennis O'Kelly who originally called him Comet but changed his name to Volunteer in 1785. In 1793 Volunteer was covering mares at the O'Kelly stud at Canons for 10 guineas. After printmaker and painter George Stubbs (1724 - 1806). Stubbs was a painter of portraits, animal pictures, heroic animal histories and poetical scenes of rural life. In 1758, he began his dissections of horses, which led to his most famous engraved work 'The Anatomy of the Horse' in 1766. ARA 1780, see item ref: 5777.
Lennox-Boyd 117, III of III.
[Ref: 38048]   £990.00  
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John Warde, Esq.re
John Warde, Esq.re on Blue Ruin, with his favorite hound Betsy. To Samuel John Nicoll Esq.re of Lyndhurst, Hants, this plate is respectfully inscribed by his obliged Servant, William Barraud.
Painted by W.Barraud. Engraved by T.Lupton.
London, Published Feb. 10, 1830; bt Mess.rs Moon, Boys, and Graves, Pall Mall. Also may be had in Colours, at R.Ackermann's Eclipse Sporting Gallery, 191, Regent Street.
Colour-printed mezzotint, framed. 460 x 530mm, 18 x 20¾". Unexamined out of frame.
John Warde, mounted on a brown hunter, his hound Betsy with a 'W' brand. A hunt in left distance. He hunted in Oxfordshire & Northamptonshire. Charles James Apperley (Nimrod) 'Memoir of the Late John Warde, Esq.r' called him the Father of the Field'.
Siltzer, p.86.
[Ref: 21585]   £350.00  
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The Portraiture of White-Nose.
The Portraiture of White-Nose.
T. Spencer del. R. Houston fecit.
Publish'd March 1756 as the Act directs.
Mezzotint with engraved rococo border. 305 x 355mm, 12 x 14". Laid on card, some toning and wear. Uncut.
Published in "12 Portraits of Racehorses", engraved by Richard Houston after Thomas Spencer and James Seymour. Under the picture are details of the horse's pedigree
Siltzer p.389.
[Ref: 13835]   £650.00  
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Mr. Carters Chesnut Horse Young Driver as Running a Heat.
Mr. Carters Chesnut Horse Young Driver as Running a Heat. 63.
[n.d. c.1760.]
Copper engraving. Plate 140 x 177mm. 5½ x 7". Uncut.
[Ref: 21714]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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