2020 Fine Sporting Art, American Paintings, and Sculpture

21| Attr. to John Sturgess (British, 1839-1903)

Six Winners At Ascot: St Gatien, Humwood, White Friars, Bendigo, Ormonde & Gay Hermit

Oil on canvas, 20" x 36"

$4000. - $6000.

Possibly reproduced as a print or an illustration as Sturgess was working for the Illustrated London News during this period, […]

Possibly reproduced as a print or an illustration as Sturgess was working for the Illustrated London News during this period, the work bears many similarities to his lithograph ?Derby Heroes of the Last Ten Years.? The horses are listed with the races they won at Ascot and the year. St. Gatien _ Ascot Gold Vase (1884), Ascot Gold Cup (1885), and the Jockey Club Cup (1884_86) Humewood _ Current research is scant on this horse?s record at Ascot, but he is known to have won the Cesarewitch Handicap in 1887. Whitefriar _ All-Aged Stakes (now know as the Diamond Jubilee) (1886_87) Bendigo _ Hardwicke Stakes (1885), Champion Stakes (1887), Jubilee Stakes (1887). Ormonde _ Champion Stakes (1886), Hardwicke Stakes (1886_87), St James?s Palace Stakes (1886). Gay Hermit _ Royal Hunt Cup (1887).

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