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Anvil.
Anvil.
George Stubbs pinx.t. Geo: Townley Stubbs sculp.t Engraver to His R.H. the Prince of Wales.
London. Published Dec.r 1 1794 by Mess.rs Stubbs, Turf Gallery, Conduit Street.
Stipple and etching, open-letter finished proof, printed in colours and hand finished. 405 x 500mm (16 x 19¾"). Framed. Some spotting. Unexamined out of frame.
Anvil, foaled in 1777 and described by 'A Review of the Turf' as 'ranked amongst the best stallions of the present day'. In 1793 Anvil was in Mr O'Kelly's stud at Edgware, at 10 guineas per mare.
Lennox-Boyd: 114, state I of III, ''100 proofs were issued''.
[Ref: 54816]   £1,850.00  
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Brushing In, To Catch others.
Brushing In, To Catch others.
J. Seymour inv.t. T. Burford delin et fecit.
Published according to Act of Parliament June 1755.
Mezzotint, 18th century watermark. 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"), with very large margins.
A Jockey on horseback galloping to right, the horse wearing a head-cover.
Siltzer: 247.
[Ref: 54673]   £360.00  
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[A Country Race Course with Horses Running.]
[A Country Race Course with Horses Running.]
[W. Mason Esq. delin.t. Aquatinta by F.Jukes. Engrav'd by J.Jenkins.]
Pub.h.d June 20th [no year] W.m Mason Esq.r. [c.1786.]
Aquatint with engraving, proof before title, scratched publication line. Sheet 465 x 650mm (14¼ x 17¾"). Trimmed within plate, small tears repaired. Some creasing in sky.
A chaotic scene at a racecourse, Newmarket Heath or probably York as the artist, William Mason (1724 -97), was Canon Residentiary of York. The horses pass the finish post, through spectators who wander close to the course. On the left is a high phaeton carriage, in the right foreground a woman pie-seller falls to the ground, spilling her wares. A pair to ''A Country Race Course with Horses Preparing to Start''. The BM's example was published by James Phillips in 1786.
BM Satires 8256. Not in Siltzer.
[Ref: 54700]   £690.00  
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Horses Frightened by Lightning.
Horses Frightened by Lightning.
Howitt sc.
Pub.d by R.J. Hixon, at his Cheap Print Warehouse, 440, Strand. [n.d., c.1815.]
Scarce coloured aquatint. Sheet 335 x 465mm (13¼ x 18¼"), with large margins. Trimmed within plate, creasing, surface abrasions, holes in bottom corners.
Horses on a barren hillside.
[Ref: 54695]   £420.00  
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Horses Watering.
Horses Watering.
Designed, etched & published Dec.br 1st 1802 by S,. Howitt, Panton Street Hay Market.
Coloured aquatint. 290 x 365mm (11½ x 14½"). Colour faded
Riders walking horses into a river to drink.
[Ref: 54696]   £360.00  
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M.r W.m Clarkes Dark Chesnut Horse Hylas, bred by his Grace the Duke of Grafton...
M.r W.m Clarkes Dark Chesnut Horse Hylas, bred by his Grace the Duke of Grafton...
Painted by F. Sartorius . Engrav'd by H. Kingsbury.
Published, 1788, by Rob.t Sayer No. 53, Fleet Street London.
Rare mezzotint with separate engraved title plate. Total 245 x 350mm (9½ x 13¾"), with small margins An original ink smear in plate on left.
A jockey holding the horse's reins, a race in progress behind.
Siltzer: 242.
[Ref: 54675]   £380.00  
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Instinct
Instinct
Engraved by H. Pyall after F.C. Turner.
London, Pub.d by S. Knight, Sweetings Alley, Cornhill, 1827.
Fine coloured aquatint. 335 x 385mm (13¼ x 15¼"), with large margins.
A grey hunter in a field roused by the sound of a passing hunt.
[Ref: 54943]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Mares and Foals,
[Mares and Foals, From a Picture in the Possession of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.]
[Painted by G. Garrard, Painter of Horses to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales. Engrav'd by Tho.s Morris.
London, Pub March 2d. 1793 by G. Garrard at Mr Gilpin's Knightsbridge, & No. 43 Little Britain.]
Scarce & fine etching, progress proof before all letters. 340 x 460mm (13½ x 18"), with large margins.
Two horses beside a manger with a thatched canopy on the bank of a river, with three foals, one feeding from its mother.
[Ref: 54940]   £580.00  
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[Mares and Foals,
[Mares and Foals, From a Picture in the Possession of Lewis Dymock Esq.r.]
[Painted by G. Garrard, Painter of Horses to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales. Engrav'd by Tho.s Morris.
London, Pub March 2d. 1793 by G. Garrard at Mr Gilpin's Knightsbridge, & No. 43 Little Britain.]
Scarce etching, progress proof before all letters, 18th century watermark. 340 x 460mm (13½ x 18"), with large margins.
Two horses and two gamboling foals.
[Ref: 54941]   £580.00  
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[Mares and Foals,
[Mares and Foals, From a Picture in the Possession of Lewis Dymock Esq.r.]
Painted by G. Garrard, Painter of Horses to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales. Engrav'd by Tho.s Morris.
London, Pub March 2d. 1793 by G. Garrard at Mr Gilpin's Knightsbridge, & No. 43 Little Britain.
Scarce etching, scratched letter proof before title, 18th century watermark. 340 x 460mm (13½ x 18"), with large margins. Tear and cracks in platemark repaired.
Two horses and two gamboling foals.
[Ref: 54942]   £580.00  
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Extraordinary Steeple-Chase.
Extraordinary Steeple-Chase. For One Thousand Sovereigns between Mr. Osbaldeston's 'Clasher' and Capt.n Ross's 'Clinker'. From Great Dalby Windmill, to within a mile of Tilton on the Hill. (The 5 miles was done in 16 minutes). Dedicated with Permission to Geo. Osbaldeston, Esq.r, and the Gentlemen of the Pytchley Hunt, By their very obliged & obedient servant. R. Ackermann.
Engraved by Mess.rs H. Alken & E. Duncan. London, published 1830, by R. Ackermann, 96 Strand_ and R. Ackermann Jun.r, 191 Regent Street. From a Painting by E. Gill of Northampton, in the possession of G. Osbaldeston, Esq.
London, 1830.
Scarce & fine hand coloured aquatint. 505 x 760mm (20 x 30"). Framed. Unexamined out of frame.
Scene of the steeplechase horse race between horses Clasher and Clinker, ridden by George Osbaldeston (1786-1866) and Dick Christian (1779-1862) respectively. Osbaldeston, an MP for East Retford 1812-1818, was renowned for his racing abilites. His victory at the 1826 steeplechase race depicted here won him 1,000 guineas. Christian had a relatively respectful career in the country caring for and riding horses, though he died impoverished.
Siltzer: p. 332.
[Ref: 55109]   £1,250.00  
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[Unrecorded plate of Stubbs' Sweetbrier] Sweetbryer.
[Unrecorded plate of Stubbs' Sweetbrier] Sweetbryer.
G.Stubbs pinx.t. Geo.e Townley Stubbs sculp. Engraver to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales.
London publish'd [***] by Mess.rs Stubbs, Turf Gallery Conduit Street.
Stipple and etching, printed in colours and hand finished, title in open letters. Publication line excludes date. 400 x 500mm (15¾ x 19¾"), large margins. Framed. Repairs in sky, publication date unprinted. Unexamined out of frame.
Sweetbriar, a black colt foaled in 1769, raced for Lord Grosvenor 1773-5, retiring to stud unbeaten. In the background is Grosvenor's stud farm at Oxcroft, Cambridgeshire. This image of this plate is identical to 'Sweetbrier' (Lennox-Boyd 112), other than detail in the clouds; however the plate is 1cm smaller, height and width, with an alternative spelling of the horse's name, as used in the smaller-format version.
[Ref: 54815]   £2,000.00  
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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.
0 Small area of damage under horse's body. 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: 54814]   £1,850.00  
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This Excellent Horse Tortoise,
This Excellent Horse Tortoise, got by Snap, is the Property of Mr. Wentworth, has won the following Plates & Prizes...
F. Sartorius pinx.t.
London, Printed for Rob.t Sayer No. 53, Fleet Street London. [n.d., c.1770.]
Mezzotint. 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾") very large margins. Holes in left margin caused by old ink burn.
An early state, before the addition of a date (1770) and plate number (512).
Not in Siltzer.
[Ref: 54672]   £380.00  
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[The Wellesley Arabian.]
[The Wellesley Arabian.]
[Engraved by C. Turner from the Original Picture by J.L. Agasse.]
London, Published Aug.st 19. 1810 by J.L. Agasse & Newman St Oxford St.
Rare mezzotint, proof before all letters; in pencil verso "Delphini with portrait of Mr. Wharton"; 475 x 570mm (18¾ x 22½"). Trimmed just within plate at bottom, repaired tears on right.
A grey horse in a stable, with a groom holding a blanket and a man in riding dress, holding a whip. The Grey Wellesley Arabian was an Persian-Arab cross stallion, one of two such horses brought to England in 1803 by Henry Wellesley, younger brother of the Duke of Wellington, on his return from India.
Siltzer: 41.
[Ref: 54678]   £380.00  
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