Rare royal racing pictures go on display

  • Racing: The Sport of Kings is an exhibition which will form a part of the Grosvenor House Art & Antiques Fair on Wednesday 13 to Tuesday 19 June 2001.

    The fair’s patron is Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, who succeeded her mother-in-law Queen Mary as patron in 1954.

    The exhibition will include paintings never before seen by the public – some displayed in the Horse Corridor at Clarence House and all items reflecting The Royal Family’s ongoing love of all things equestrian.

    The exhibition will include:

    • The Good Cup of 1829, silver-gilt by Paul Storr, which was won by George IV’s mare Fleur-de-Lis
    • a celebration picture painted by J F Herring (1795-1866) titled Cotherstone, winner of the Derby in 1843 surrounded by his forebears, bought in 1963 by The Queen Mother

    • Two pictures by Pieter Biegel depicting some of the Queen Mother’s own horses, including Makaldar, 1969 and a picture of Laffy, Double Star and The Rip commemorating their success for the Queen Mother when each won races on the same day at Lingfield in December 1961.

    The Grosvenor House Art & Antiques Fair will be held at Le Meridien Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London W1 (tel: 0202 7399 8100) or visit www.grosvenor-antiquesfair.co.uk

    Opening times

    13, 15 and 18 June (11am to 8pm)

    14, 16, 17 and 19 June (11am to 6pm)

    Admission (including complimentary handbook); £16 single ticket, £27 double ticket, £8 single ticket during final two hours each day, children under-12 free

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