On Thursday 10 December we have our Fine Furniture, Sculpture, Ceramics and Carpets auction. A highlight from the auction is Lot 878, an impressive patinated bronze model of a racehorse, Lord Gyllene, 1999 by British sculptor Caroline Wallace.
This piece has come from The Animal Health Trust, having previously been displayed at the National Horse Racing Museum.
Commissioned from the artist for the Animal Health Trust by Sir Stanley Clarke CBE, owner of Lord Gyllene. Sir Stanley commissioned two sculptures, one of which is presented here. The other stands in his own garden in Staffordshire.
Lord Gyllene was a New Zealand-bred racehorse and winner of the 1997 Grand National at Aintree. The 1997 edition of the Grand National is perhaps best-remembered for being the first delayed instalment in the race's history, having been postponed for two days to a Monday due to suspected bomb threats at the racecourse.
Caroline Wallace is regarded as one of the nation's foremost equine and sporting sculptors. Her previous commissions include Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother's racehorse 'Special Cargo' for Sandown Park racecourse and 'Double Trigger' for Doncaster racecourse. She has exhibited across the UK and internationally, and a number of her works are said to be in the collection of Her Majesty the Queen.
Thursday 10 December | 10.30am
Donnington Priory, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 2JE
This is a live online auction with an auctioneer.
Viewing is strictly by appointment only, in accordance with Covid-19 regulations.
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