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Lot 55John Ferneley the Elder
English, 1782-1860
A Racehorse with his Groom
Signed J. Ferneley, dated 1818 and inscribed Melton Mowbray (lr)
Oil on canvas
28 1/8 x 36 inches (71.4 x 91.5 cm)
Knoedler Gallery, New York
Private collection, New York

Sold for $6,930
Estimate $8,000-15,000

Glue relined. Dense varnish layer; difficult to read under UV light. There is a mended hole in the sky behind the horse's rump. Some restoration to the horse's back legs; some contours of his body reinforced. Parts of the groom's hat restored. Other scattered areas of restoration, especiall around the edges.

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