John Frederick Herring, Sr. (British, 1795-1865)
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John Frederick Herring, Sr. (British, 1795-1865)

The Hon. E. Petre's 'Rowton' with W. Scott up and Trainer at Doncaster

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John Frederick Herring, Sr. (British, 1795-1865)
The Hon. E. Petre's 'Rowton' with W. Scott up and Trainer at Doncaster
signed and dated 'J. F. Herring 1829.' (lower right)
oil on canvas
22 1/8 x 30 1/8 in. (56.2 x 76.5 cm.)
Provenance
Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery (1847-1929), Dalmeny.
Lady Sybil Myra Caroline Primrose Grant (1879-1955), Epsom, Surrey, his daughter, by descent.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 10 June 1988, lot 110.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
Exhibited
New York, Frank Partridge, English Sporting Pictures, 1959, pp. 13-14, illustrated, as "Rowton" with Jockey Up.
London, Frank Partridge, English Sporting Paintings: Autumn Exhibition, 1960, pp. 18-19, no. 39, illustrated, as "Rowton" with Jockey Up.

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Lot Essay

'Rowton,' a chestnut colt sired by 'Oiseau' out of 'Katherina,' was foaled in 1826. 'Rowton' is best known for winning the St. Leger Stakes in 1829 during his three-year-old season. Rowton also won the York 440 pound sweepstakes in 1828, the Doncaster 50 Sovereigns Sweepstakes in 1830, and the Great Subscription and 2000 Sovereigns at York in 1831. In 1832, he was sold to Mr. W. Chifney and won the Oatland Stakes at Ascot and dead heated with 'Camarine' (who won the second heat) in the Ascot Gold Cup.

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