• The Sunday Sale - The Collecti auction at Christies

    Sale 5934

    The Sunday Sale - The Collection of the Late Christopher Wood

    8 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 31


    The Derby Day

    Price Realised  


    The Derby Day
    engraving with hand-colouring on wove paper, by Auguste Blanchard, published by E.Gambert & Co., London, 1863, stamped 'L.E.Lefevre, St. James' (lower left), minor scattered foxing, unexamined out of the frame
    P. 610 x 1195 mm.
    In a bird's-eye maple and parcel-gilt frame

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    William Powell Frith's painting was an overwhelming success with the Academy crowds of 1858 who came to witness the social panorama of the Derby Day. It was sent to Paris to be engraved by Blanchard and then on a world tour to America, Vienna and the Antipodes. The original painting is in the Collection of Tate Britain, London.

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    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage