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    Sale 1444

    Sporting Art

    9 December 2004, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 7

    Franklin Brooke Voss (American, 1880-1953)

    Suntica, with jockey up

    Price Realised  

    Franklin Brooke Voss (American, 1880-1953)
    Suntica, with jockey up
    signed and dated 'FB VOSS/1932' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    28¼ x 36¼ in. (71.8 x 92.1 cm.)
    Painted in 1932.


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    Suntica, by Sun Briar, one of the fastest horses of his years, out of Simpatica, daughter of Friar Rock, was a Triple Oaks Winner - her victories included the Kentucky, Illinois and Latonia Oaks of 1932. Sun Briar had been the best two year old of his year, whilst Friar Rock, sire of Simpatica, was half-brother to the immortal Fair Play, sire of Man O'War. Suntica was owned and bred by Mr. and Mrs. Willis Sharpe Kilmer whose breeding operations were at Sun Briar Court and Court Manor.

    Provenance

    Commissioned by Mr. Willis S. Kilmer, New York; by descent to
    Mr. Jonathan Kilmer Davis, New York.