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Raymond Groves, 20th Century
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Raymond Groves, 20th Century

The Ulster Trophy Race, 1946

Raymond Groves, 20th Century
The Ulster Trophy Race, 1946
signed and dated 'Raymond Groves/1946' (lower left)
charcoal, watercolour and bodycolour
14 x 17 in. (35.5 x 43.2 cm.)
Special notice

Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.
This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage
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Please note that this lot should not be marked with a red square in the printed catalogue and as such the lot will receive free storage at Christie's South Kensington until 5pm on 23 August 2013 after which the lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse where storage charges will apply.

Lot Essay

The 1946 Ulster Trophy was won by the legendary H.H Prince Birabongse of Thailand (pseudonym B. Bira) and who is depicted here on the right in his ERA C car (No.1). The car dons the Siam royal international livery of blue with yellow chassis and wheels. Behind him is Reginald 'Uncle' Parnell in a Maserati 4CL (No. 6) who finished second.
The plaque on the picture frame indicates that this picture was presented by Bira's wife the Princess Chula Chackrabongse to one of the drivers of the 1946 Ulster T.T. possibly for Silver, or second place.

Christie's are grateful to Charles White for his help in cataloguing this lot.

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