• Old Masters and 19th Century A auction at Christies

    Sale 7842

    Old Masters and 19th Century Art

    30 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 79

    John Frederick Herring, Sen. (Surrey 1795-1865 Tunbridge Wells, Kent)

    Negotiator, a bay racehorse in a landscape

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    John Frederick Herring, Sen. (Surrey 1795-1865 Tunbridge Wells, Kent)
    Negotiator, a bay racehorse in a landscape
    signed and dated 'J.F. Herring . 1826' (on the fence, centre right), and inscribed 'Negotiator' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    22 5/8 x 30¾ in. (57.4 x 78.1 cm.)


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    Negotiator, a bay colt by Prime Minister, out of a mare by Camillus, was bred by Sir Tatton Sykes, a renowned breeder, rider and Master of Foxhounds, and foaled in 1819. Negotiator won his first race at York in 1822, and was sold the following year to Sir David Moncreiffe, although by 1823 he is listed as having run for Archibald, Earl of Cassillis, and later Marquess of Ailsa. Negotiator's last recorded win was the King's Plate at York in 1825.

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    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 17.5% on the buyer's premium.


    Provenance

    Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, 10 July 1996, lot 137 (£32,200 to the present owners).


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF WILLIAM M.B. AND BERNADETTE BERGER (LOTS 78, 79 AND 82)