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    Sale 2055

    Sporting and Wildlife Art

    3 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 95

    Henry Stull (American, 1851-1913)

    Head studies of three racehorses: Henry of Navarre, Monitor and Domino

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    Henry Stull (American, 1851-1913)
    Head studies of three racehorses: Henry of Navarre, Monitor and Domino
    signed 'Henry Stull' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    16 x 24 in. (40.7 x 61 cm.)


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    Henry of Navarre was a chestnut colt, foaled in 1891 by Knight of Ellerslie out of Moss Rose. As a three-year-old he was the American champion and at the beginning of his stud career was the premier stallion at the Nursery Stud, Babylon, New York.

    Monitor was foaled in 1876 by Lexington out of Minx. His wins included the Jerome Handicap and the Dixie Handicap. He was second to Spendthrift in the Belmont Stakes and second in the Saratoga Cup.

    Domino was a brown colt, foaled in 1891 by the Darley Arabian sire line Himyar out of Mannie Gray. Unbeatable at a mile or less, he could not stand the distance. As a stallion, however, he sired three major stakes winners, Commando, Cap and Bells.