Live Auction

March 2024: Day Two

Fri, Mar 15, 2024 11:00AM EDT
Lot 1007

After John Frederick Herring Sr (English, 1795-1869) Oil on Canvas Ca. 1840, "The Doncaster Gold Cup", H 18.5" W 36.5"

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

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Preparing to Start for the Doncaster Gold Cup is one of Herring's most famous compositions and he was known to have painted several versions of this scene which features Lottery, the race winner and one of the most celebrated horses in English racing history. Lottery is depicted with his rider, G. Nelson. The closest horse to the left of Lottery is Longwaist with the horse Cedric in the center, third place Figaro on the right. While this work cannot be attributed to Herring, it is of the period and a faithful rendition of this most famous of Herring's work. Unsigned. Provenance: Collection of James A. Brescoll, Bloomfield Hills, MI.


Period canvas expertly conserved and relined in the late 20th c.. Very little inpainting with much of the original varnish undisturbed. In a late 20th c. period style frame | Please note all lots show signs of wear commensurate with age and use, and the lack of a statement regarding condition does not imply the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from defects or the effects of aging. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of DuMouchelles' specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the “Request Condition Report” or “Ask a Question” buttons or email conditions@dumoart.com.
Collection of James A. Brescoll, Bloomfield Hills, MI.