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Benjamin Killingbeck

Lot 89: Benjamin Killingbeck (active 1763-1789)


May 8, 2009
London, United Kingdom

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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).


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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.

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