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    Sale 7589

    Sporting Art

    23 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 127

    John Frederick Herring, Sen. (1795-1865)

    The Earl of Chesterfield's bay colt Don John, in a stable

    Price Realised  

    John Frederick Herring, Sen. (1795-1865)
    The Earl of Chesterfield's bay colt Don John, in a stable
    with strengthened [?] signature 'J.F.Herring. Sen.r' (lower left); and inscribed and dated 'Don John.1838.' (on wall, lower right)
    oil on panel
    10 x 12¼ in. (25.5 x 31.1 cm.)


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    Don John, a bay colt by Tramp, was foaled in 1835. He won the St. Leger in 1838 for the Earl of Chesterfield, and went on to win the Doncaster Cup the same year, defeating the famous mare, Beeswing, the best racehorse in the North. In total, Don John won seven races between 1837 and 1839. Herring painted several other versions of Don John, one of which, with William Scott up before the start of the 1838 St. Leger, was engraved by Charles Hunt and published by S. & J. Fuller. He was later a successful sire.

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    Provenance

    with Richard Green, London.
    Phillips, London, 10 July 1990, lot 59 (sold for £11,000).