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The Portraiture of the fine Chestnut Arabian.
The Portraiture of the fine Chestnut Arabian.
T. Spencer delin. R. Houston fecit.
Publish'd 26th April 1756 as the Act directs.
Scarce early issue & rare mezzotint with engraved rococo border. 305 x 355mm (12 x 14"), with large margins. Uncut. Repaired tears in the top margin.
A famous stud horse, also known as ' Wilson's Arabian', probably from near Aleppo in Syria; after being purchased by George Hay, 7th Earl of Kinnoul, for £200 while Hay was ambassador to the court of Constantinople, he was brought to England by a Mr. Fitzhugh, and sold to Charles Wilson, who stood him at Oran, near Catterick in Yorkshire. Amongst others he sired the "famous" chestnut mare Primrose (1754), the racehorse Narcissus (1756), Miss Teasdale (1755) and Negro (1758). Published in "12 Portraits of Racehorses", engraved by Richard Houston after Thomas Spencer and James Seymour.
Siltzer p.389.
[Ref: 52180]   £680.00  
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The Portraiture of Crab, late the Property of the Right Hon.ble the Earl of Portmore.
The Portraiture of Crab, late the Property of the Right Hon.ble the Earl of Portmore.
T. Spencer del. R. Houston fecit.
Publish'd 10 March 1755 as the Act directs.
Scarce early issue & rare mezzotint with engraved rococo border. 300 x 350mm (11¾ x 13¾"), with large margins. Uncut, creasing & repairs in top margin.
A Grey, bred by Charles Pelham of Lincolnshire in 1722. He ran 1728-29, primarily at distances of 4 miles, before retiring to Thomas Panton's stud at Newmarket, where he died in 1750 at the age of 28. Published in "12 Portraits of Racehorses", engraved by Richard Houston after Thomas Spencer and James Seymour.
Siltzer p.389.
[Ref: 52186]   £680.00  
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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.
Whitenose, son of the famous Godolphin Arabian. His daughter Cassandra was sent to Virginia carrying the filly Stella (1764, by Shakespeare) in-utero; Stella was the dam of an early noted American stallion (Harris') Eclipse, an important horse in the continent's thoroughbred bloodline. 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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