Lot 58: after J. N. Sartorious (1755-1828), Hambletonian and Diamond at Newmarket
December 2, 2016
Hillsborough, NC, USALive Auction
oil on canvas (lined), an early 19th century painting after the rare stipple engraving published in 1800 by John Harris, presented in a period appropriate ebonized frame with gilt filet.
DOA 37.5 x 51.5 in.
The original engraving featured the following text:
Sir Harry Tempest Vanes Horse Hambletonian, Preparing to Start against Mr. Cookson's Diamond, over Beacon Course at Newmarket, for a Match of Three Thousand Guineas, a Side half forfeit. Hambletonian carried 8 stone 3 pounds and was rode by Mr. Buckle. Diamond was rode by Mr. Dennis Fitzpatrick and carried 8 stone. This Race was run at the Craven Meeting on Monday, March, 25. 1799.
Condition Report: Extensive craquelure; yellowing varnish; scattered in-fill painting; surface grime; rubbing and retouch to frame.