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