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Stockwell, a chestnut Racehorse in a Stable, by Richard Denew (1804-1876).

Oil on canvas, 69.9cm by 90.1cm, signed l.r.: R. Denew.
In a giltwood frame with an arched top.

Stockwell, sometimes described as ‘the Emperor of stallions’ was owned by Brownlow, 2nd Marquess of Exeter (1795-1867).

He was incredibly successful as a three year old in 1852, when his finest wins were: the 2,000 Guineas, the Newmarket Stakes, the St. Leger Stakes and the Great Yorkshire Stakes.

He was retired to stud at the age of five and was a leading sire throughout the 1860’s and Champion Sire seven times between 1860-67.

The artist produced a number of portraits of racehorses, although he was known chiefly as a painter of historical and topographical subjects.


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