Studio of John Frederick Herring Senior (1795-1865), the Racehorse, “Beeswing”


oil on canvas, the fifty-times winner, shown in his stable, was owned by William Oliphant, who’s initials appear on the horse-blanket; unframed

Beeswing (1833–1854) was a 19th-century British thoroughbred racehorse from the north of England. In her day, Beeswing was hailed as the greatest mare in Britain and one of the greatest of all time

Height 74 cm (29 inches)
Width 93 cm (36.5 inches)
circa 1838

The prime version , signed and dated 1838, was sold, Christie’s New York, 28th April 2014, lot 64 ($32,500)


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