London, South Kensington
2 December 2008
After George Stubbs
'Sharke' with Master Price
with inscription on the reverse 'Sharke with his trainer Price/by George Stubbs/Painted for the Turf Review/in 1794' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
14 x 17¾ in. (35.5 x 45.2 cm.); together with an engraving of the same subject.
two in the lot (2)
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Sharke, a famous racehorse in his day, served at stud in Virginia and 'did as much to enhance the value of the bloodstock of the United States as any horse ever imported' American Turf Register, 1830, vol. V, p. 173.
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