• Sporting Art, Wildlife and Dog auction at Christies

    Sale 5983

    Sporting Art, Wildlife and Dogs

    11 March 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 100

    JOHN NOST SARTORIOUS (1755-1828)

    Price Realised  


    JOHN NOST SARTORIOUS (1755-1828)
    Eclipse by Marske, with a jockey up
    signed 'J.N.Sartorious pinx' (lower right) and inscribed 'Eclipse' (lower centre)
    oil on canvas
    11¾ x 15¼ in. (30 x 38.7 cm.)

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    Eclipse was so called as he was foaled during the great solar eclipse of 1764. He was a bright chestnut, of distinctive appearance, with a narrow blaze running down the length of his face, and his right hind leg was white almost up to his hock. Eclipse retired to stud in 1771 and became one of the leading sires of his era. His skeleton is in the Collection of the Jockey Club Museum, Newmarket.

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