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Lot 567: GOOCH, Thomas (1750-1802). The Life and Death of a Race-Horse. Exemplified in his various

Est: £700 GBP - £1,000 GBPSold:
Christie'sJanuary 26, 2006London, United Kingdom

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GOOCH, Thomas (1750-1802). The Life and Death of a Race-Horse. Exemplified in his various Stages of Existence, till his Dissolutio. London: Edward Jeffery, 1792

2° (500 x 330mm). 6 aquatint plates printed in sepia. (Light spotting.) Original blue paper covered boards (some old staining).

Thomas Gooch, for a time a pupil of Sawrey Gilpin, was an animal painter who exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1781 and 1802, his subjects including hunters, carriage horses and dogs, and some equestrian portraits. His paintings of The Life and Death of a Racehorse were exhibited at the Academy in 1783. However, the publication of this series in 1792 was preceded by an evident piracy. In 1784, the year after his exhibition, a set of six aquatints, engraved by Francis Jukes, of exactly the same subjects were published by John Walker of 148 Strand London, allegedly after designs by Charles Ansell. Lane 108; Siltzer 125.

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Auction Details

Property from the Estate of H.R.H The Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, KG,KT,KP

January 26, 2006, 12:00 AM EST

8 King Street, St. James's, London, LDN, SW1Y 6QT, UK