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    Sale 12309

    Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art, Maritime Art, Sporting & Wildlife Art

    7 July 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 329

    John Nost Sartorius (1755-1828)

    Skyscraper with jockey up

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    John Nost Sartorius (1755-1828)
    Skyscraper with jockey up
    signed and dated 'JN Sartorius fecit 1790' (lower right) and indistinctly inscribed 'Skyscraper' (lower centre)
    oil on canvas
    12 x 14 in. (30.5 x 35.6 cm.)


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    A bay colt by Highflyer out of Everlasting and foaled in 1786, Skyscraper was bred and owned by the Duke of Bedford. In his racing career (1789-1793) he won 13 races including the 1789 Derby, ridden by Sam Chifney, Snr., when he started as 7-4 on favourite, having won his three pervious races. At the close of the 1793 season he was retired to Stud at Woburn Abbey, but made no mark as a stallion.