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    Sale 2176

    Christie's Interiors

    16 - 17 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 151

    John Hayes (British, 1786/87-1866)

    Portrait of the jockey William Scott (1797-1848)

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    John Hayes (British, 1786/87-1866)
    Portrait of the jockey William Scott (1797-1848)
    signed with initials 'J.F.H.' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    29¼ x 24 in. (74.3 x 61 cm.)


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    The sitter was one of the foremost jockeys of his generation. He won the St Leger nine times (including a run of four wins from 1838 to 1841), the Derby four times and the Oaks on three occasions. He wears the colors of Mr Bowes, Streatlam Castle, Durham, in the present lot.

    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the attribution in the printed catalogue should read: John Hayes (British, 1786/87-1866).

    Please note that the present lot was exhibited at the Royal Academy, London, in 1835, as number 61. The painting has also been engraving by Roffe for The Sporting Magazine, October 1835 (further details available on the Christie's website).


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM AN ESTATE (LOTS 139-151)


    Exhibited

    London, Royal Academy, 1835, no. 61.
    Richmond, The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Painting in England 1700-1800., 1963, cat.no. 297.