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
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
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CONDITION: Horse painting