• Christie's Interiors  auction at Christies

    Sale 2235

    Christie's Interiors

    16 - 17 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 133

    Circle of Francis Calcraft Turner (British, circa 1782-1846)

    Maid of Monton, last race meeting, Heaton Park, 1839

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Circle of Francis Calcraft Turner (British, circa 1782-1846)
    Maid of Monton, last race meeting, Heaton Park, 1839
    inscribed 'Maid of Monton last race meeting Heaton Park 1839.' (on an old label on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    25 x 30 in. (63.5 x 76.3 cm.)


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    Heaton Hall, near Manchester, was the seat of the Egerton family. The park, laid out by William Emes in the style of Capability Brown, was often used for public events, including Heaton Park races. Established by Thomas Egerton, 2nd Earl of Wilton in 1827, the races were run on a course in the grounds until 1839, when they were moved to Aintree, near Liverpool, now the site of the infamous Grand National.

    Provenance

    with Frost & Reed, London.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR