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Creator:
Henry Bernard Chalon, 1771–1849, British
Title:

Quiz, After His Last Race at Newmarket

Former Title(s):

Portrait of `Quiz', the property of Lord Rous, after his last race at Newmarket

Portrait of `Quiz', the property of Lord Rous, after his last race at Newmarket, with lad, jockey and on-lookers

Date:
1807
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 30 1/2 × 43 1/4 inches (77.5 × 109.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in black paint, lower right: "Newmarket"

Signed and dated in black paint, lower right: "H B Chalon p[...] 1807"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2001.2.260
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
equestrian | horse (animal) | jockey | race (event) | racing | spectators | sporting art
Associated Places:
England | Newmarket | Suffolk | United Kingdom
Access:
Not on view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:41276
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The inscription on the frame provides a detailed account of Quiz's ancestry, his successive owners, the races he won, and the horses he beat. By Buzzard out of Miss West, he was foaled in 1798; among his ancestors were the famous Matchem and Flying Childers. In 1801 he won the St. Leger Stakes at Doncaster, one of the horses he beat being his contemporary Muly Moloch. Most of his victories were at Newmarket. After winning a race in the first Spring Meeting there in 1807 he was retired to the stud of his then owner, Lord Rous.

Malcolm Warner

Warner, Malcolm and John Baskett. The Paul Mellon Bequest : treasures of a lifetime. New Haven : Yale Center for British Art, 2001, p. 86

Duncan Robinson, At home to sporting art : the Brick House, Essays of Friends of British Sporting Art, no. 33, The British Sporting Art Trust, Summer 1997, back cover, N8250 .B751 (YCBA)

Malcolm Warner, The Paul Mellon Bequest : treasures of a lifetime, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2001, p. 86, N5247 M385 P28 2001 (YCBA)


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