Benjamin Killingbeck (active 1763-1789) Mr Walsh's Perdita, with a jockey up, on Nantwich racecourse signed and dated 'Benjn. Killingbeck Pinx 1781.' (lower right) oil on canvas 24¼ x 29½ in. (61.6 x 74.9 cm.)
Mr and Mrs A.T. Vulliamy; Christie's, London, 22 June 1979, lot 83 (sold for £2,500).
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis. Perdita won the Noblemen and Gentlemen's Purse of £50 on 10 July 1781, the only race that day at Nantwich, beating Mr Pratt's Foreman and Sir Harry Harper's colt by Jupiter. This caused quite a stir, since it was Perdita's only ever win, while Foreman's had already won all of his three races that year, and Sir Harry's colt his only other race that year.