1 Fine Art Large English School Sporting Oil Painting Lester Piggott Epsom Derby Horse Racing Gilt Framed.
Subject fine portrait Lester Piggott at Epsom Derby Racecourse in the 1950's.
The Derby Stakes, officially the Investec Derby, popularly known as the Derby. Is a group 1 flat horse race in England open to three-year-old colts and fillies.
It is run at Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey over a distance of one mile, four furlongs and 6 yards (2,420 metres) on the first Saturday of June each year.
It is Britain's richest horse race, and the most prestigious of the five Classics. It is sometimes referred to as the "Blue Riband" of the turf.
Lester Keith Piggott born 5 November 1935 is a retired English professional jockey, popularly known as "The Long Fellow" With 4,493 career wins, including nine Epsom Derby victories, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest flat racing jockeys of all time.
Oil on canvas.
Provenance bought from a private seller in London.
Superb brushstroke control which brings the horse to life.
Set in a decorative gilt wood frame.
With new hanging thread fitted on the back ready for immediate home display.
Unwrapped weight around 7kg.
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Highly desirable for a horse lover, collector, jockey or stable trainer.
Circa mid 20th century 1950's.
Offered in fine used condition.
Having various foxing staining, some craquelure, scuffs to the canvas surface in places commensurate with age.
Frame has various cracking, scuffs, chips & wear marks.
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