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    Sale 7464

    Un hôtel particulier du Faubourg Saint-Germain The Collection of The Marquis and Marquise de Ravenel

    21 - 22 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 235

    William Joseph Shayer (Southampton 1788-1879)

    'Confidence', a celebrated American trotter performing a match in harness

    Price Realised  

    William Joseph Shayer (Southampton 1788-1879)
    'Confidence', a celebrated American trotter performing a match in harness
    Signed and dated 'W J Shayer 1840' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    18 x 24 in. (45.8 x 61 cm.)


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    The celebrated trotter Confidence was bought by Louis Bonaparte in New York for 750 guineas, and later presented by him to the Duke of Richmond. Unbeaten throughout his career, he won his final match over two miles across Sunbury Common on 18th October 1839 in 5 minutes 39 seconds. Confidence was also painted by John Frederick Herring, Sen.

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    Provenance

    With Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd., London.