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    Sale 7589

    Sporting Art

    23 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 102

    Harry Hall (1814-1882)

    Mr Richard Sutton's bay colt Lord Lyon and his bay colt Elland

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    Harry Hall (1814-1882)
    Mr Richard Sutton's bay colt Lord Lyon and his bay colt Elland
    signed and dated 'H.Hall/1857-8' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    32¼ x 48 in. (81.9 x 121.9 cm.)


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    Harry Hall (1814-1882) could be considered one of the most important and prolific equestrian painters of his generation. He was first recorded working at Tattersalls and contributed to their British Racehorses and The Sporting Review. He later became senior artist on The Field and over the course of his career 114 engravings after his racing portraits we published in The Sporting Magazine.

    He relocated to Newmarket to be at the centre of the racing world and, as the major horse portraitist of his time, he filled the gap left by John Frederick Herring Snr.

    The celebrated Triple Crown winner Lord Lyon foaled in 1863 by Stockwell out of Paradigm was bred at Oakley Hall, Kettering, by Colonel (later) General Mark Pearson in 1863 and leased to Mr. Richard Sutton, second son of Sir Richard Sutton, a fabled Master of the Quorn and Cottesmore. Lord Lyon won the Triple Crown, (the 2,000 Guineas, the Epsom Derby and the St. Leger Stakes) in 1866. A feat that was only matched twenty years later by Ormonde. Elland foaled in 1862 by Rataplan out of Ellermere and won the Ascot Gold Vase.

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    Provenance

    The Trustees of the Late Sir R. V. Sutton, Bt.; Christie's, London, 2 April 1971, lot 51.
    with Ackermann and Johnson Ltd., London