James Howie (1791-1858) ‘’The colonel, la présentation’’

James Howie (Great Britain, 19th Century)

James Howie (1791-1858) ‘’The colonel, la présentation’’

‘’The colonel, la présentation’’ oil on panel signed lower left James Howie (British, 1791-1858) and dated 1837

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Colonel_(horse)

At the end of the 1828 season, The Colonel was bought for £4,000 by King George IV, who had decided to buy the horse after seeing a painting by John Frederick Herring.

The Colonel (1825–1847) was a British-bred Thoroughbred racehorse and sire best known for running a dead heat in the Epsom Derby and winning the St Leger Stakes in 1828. Originally trained in Yorkshire by John Scott, The Colonel later moved to the royal stable and won races for two British monarchs.

FRAMED: HEIGHT: 16¼ in | WIDTH: 19 in
UNFRAMED: HEIGHT: 11¾ in | WIDTH: 15 in

Origin Great Britain
Category Oils
CircaDated 1837
Period 19th Century
Style Unspecified

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CONDITION: Horse painting

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"A picture from the back to show you a clipping about the Derby d Epson in 1828 (dead heat with Bill Scott the Colonel and Jim Robinson Cadland)

James Howie was born in Brechin, Forfarshire in 1791 [Obituary: The Scotsman, 29 Dec 1858]

He moved to Edinburgh, becoming an animal and portrait painter in 1823, based first at 8 North Bridge, then at several address in Princes Street. He exhibited around a dozen paintings at the Royal Scottish Academy exhibitions between 1823 and 1834."