The Fine Sale | 22 November 2017

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26

Francis Sartorius the Elder “General”, a chestnut racehorse held by the...

Sold for £6500

Est: £4000–6000

Francis Sartorius the Elder (British 1732 -1804)
“General”, a chestnut racehorse held by the trainer;
“Chance”, a chestnut racehorse;
“Farmer”, a chestnut racehorse with jockey up
Oil on canvas
Each: 23 x 32cm (9 x 12 ½ in.) (3)

Provenance:
The collection of The Earl of Derby
Historically sold with a photograph of the signature on the reverse before lining (General by Cartouche out of Black Leg mare foaled 1758, belonged to Mr Quick)

Sale: Christie's, London, 16th April 1982, lots 32, 33 & 34

From the estate of Philippa Bradstock of Longbottom House, Biddesden




1. 'General': Canvas is relined. There is evidence of a faint stretcher mark to the upper edge. Ultraviolet light reveals scattered spots of retouching, particularly to the sky and landscape. Otherwise, in good restored condition.
2. úrmer': Canvas is relined. There is evidence of old craquelure throughout. There is faint discoloration to paint along the right hand stretcher mark. Ultraviolet light reveals retouching to the craquelure, particularly to the sky and lower landscape, notabely to a line running horizonally along the lower edge.
3. 'Chance': The canvas is relined. There is some evidence of old craquelure faintly visible throughout. Ultraviolet light reveals some retouching to the horse and a few further scattered spots. Otherwise, in generally good restored condition.

The Fine Sale

Wednesday 22 November 2017, 10.00am

Donnington Priory
Oxford Road
Donnington
Newbury
Berkshire
RG14 2JE

Viewing

Sunday 19 November
10am - 2pm
Monday 20 November
9am - 5.30pm
Tuesday 21 November
9.00am - 4.30pm
Day of sale from 8.30am

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