Hambletonian.

Title: Hambletonian.
Date: C1799
Artist: John Nost Sartorius (1795-1828)
Image Size: 365mm x 490mm (14.37" x 19.29")
Technique: Copper engraving with original hand colouring.
Condition: Very small repaired tear to left sheet edge, otherwise in good condition, with strong original colouring.
Stock Number: SP HOR 1799 SART (NOGL) (FLR)
30633
Price: $A 2,350
Description:

Large portrait of the famous racer Hambletonian, in its rarest issue, with full original hand colouring. Usually found uncoloured or with modern hand colouring. Strong impression. Of the two large portraits made of this horse, this is the most difficult to obtain.

Hambletonian, was one of the best thoroughbred racehorses of the late 18th century, having won all of his race starts, except one. His victories included, two Doncaster Cups in the late 1790's and the St. Leger Stakes at Doncaster in 1795. Hambletonian was a bay colt, bred by John Hutchinson and foaled in 1792. He was by the sire King Fergus and a grandson of the two undefeated horses, Eclipse and Highflyer who was the sire of his dam Grey Highflyer.

Published London by John Harris.

Biography:

John Nost Sartorius (1795-1828)

The only son of Francis Sartorius. He 'lived for much of his life at Carshalton in Surrey from where he exhibited no less than seventy-four paintings at the Academy; thirty-two elsewhere. Among his patrons were the Prince of Wales, Lord Derby and Christopher Wilson.