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    Sale 7719

    The Irish and Sporting Art Sale

    8 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 88

    James Ross (active c.1729-1738)

    Jockeys and horses preparing for a race meeting

    Price Realised  

    James Ross (active c.1729-1738)
    Jockeys and horses preparing for a race meeting
    oil on canvas
    20 x 24¼ in. (50.8 x 64.7 cm.)


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    A similar painting by Ross of A Meeting at Clifton and Rawcliffe Ings, York, 1709, is in the National Horseracing Museum, Newmarket (see A. Ellis, et al., Oil Paintings in Public Ownership in Suffolk, London, 2005, p. 213, illustrated).

    The artist's dates are unknown and the present work, as with the National Horseracing Museum picture, appears to date from some time before his recorded activity (from 1729, presumably based on the earliest of his dated works).

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