• Sporting Art, Wildlife and Dog auction at Christies

    Sale 5983

    Sporting Art, Wildlife and Dogs

    11 March 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 26

    Attributed to John Best (fl.1750-1801)

    Tattersall's Highflyer

    Price Realised  

    Attributed to John Best (fl.1750-1801)
    Tattersall's Highflyer
    oil on canvas
    25½ x 61 in. (64.8 x 154.9 cm.)


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    Highflyer, was foaled in 1774, and owned by Richard Tattersall.

    Unbeaten in twelve starts on the racecourse, Highflyer went on to sire three Derby winners at Highflyer Hall, Tattersall's home near Ely in Cambridgeshire.

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    Provenance

    The Collection of R.A. Tatton; Christie's, London, 28 February, 1947, lot 54 (sold £73 10s to Hutchinson as Sawrey Gilpin)
    The Property of Messrs. Hutchinson & Co.; Christie's, London, 14 December 1951, lot 81 (as Sawrey Gilpin)
    with Frost & Reed, London.