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    Sale 1986

    Important Old Master Paintings Part I And Part II

    15 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 218

    Edward Benjamin Herberte Warwickshire 1857-1893

    A Day at the Races

    Price Realised  

    Edward Benjamin Herberte Warwickshire 1857-1893
    A Day at the Races
    signed and dated 'E.B. Herberte/1887' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    24 x 36 in. 61 x 91.4 cm.


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    Formerly entitled 'Merry Hampton, Winner of the Derby Stakes, 1887', this is in fact a fictional scene with an unidentified racetrack. In addition, the lead horse in this scene is a grey, whereas Merry Hampton was a bay colt.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE LOS ANGELES TURF CLUB, INC.


    Exhibited

    Pasadena, The Pasadena Art Museum, English Sporting Art, 11 November - 11 December 1955.