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.