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    Sale 7719

    The Irish and Sporting Art Sale

    8 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 89

    Benjamin Killingbeck (active 1763-1789)

    Mr Walsh's Perdita, with a jockey up, on Nantwich racecourse

    Price Realised  

    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.)


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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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    Provenance

    Mr and Mrs A.T. Vulliamy; Christie's, London, 22 June 1979, lot 83 (sold for £2,500).