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Daniel Quigley
The Godolphin Arabian an 18th Century Masterpiece

US$293,132.73

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Daniel Quigley. (Irish, Active 18th Century) The Godolphin Arabian Signed 'Quigley Pinxt' Oil on Canvas 39 X 49 13/16 inches Framed PROVENANCE. The Harlech Family since origin. Mary Godolphin marrying William Owen Circa (c.1688-1767) Thence by decent to Lord Harlech sale 2019. Exhibited: London, Grosvenor Gallery, Summer Exhibition, 1888 (lent by Harlech, according to a label on the reverse) Painted for Mary Godolophin (1688-1767) this prime version of the Godolphin Arabian remained in Lord Harlech's family until last year. An unbroken provenance of great rarity. The Godolphin Arabian is of course one of the three foundation sires of the modern race horse along with the Darley Arabian and Dyerly Turk. This must be one of the most important sporting paintings left in private hands for anybody interested in the development of the thoroughbred bloodline with the other two known versions (considered by some to be inferior) in the Newmarket Racing Museum and the Paul Mellon Collection in The Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven. The artist, Daniel Quigley, is the only known Irish sporting painter of the 18th century and his works are extraordinarily hard to find. The Godolphin Arabian was foaled in Yemen in approximately 1724. He was one of three great, Eastern stallions imported to England between 1689 and 1730. Together with the Byerley Turk and the Darley Arabian they founded enduring bloodlines from which all modern thoroughbreds in the world descend. Little is known about the origins of the Godolphin Arabian. He was said to have been given to King Louis XV of France by the Bey of Tunis in 1730. Later, Edward Coke acquired him for his stud at Longford Hall, Derbyshire. Upon Coke's death, the ownership of the Arabian passed to his friend, Francis, 2nd Earl of Godolphin, where it acquired the name the Godolphin Arabian. He never raced but spent his life at the Earl's stud farm at Gog-Magog, where he died on Christmas day, 1753. The Godolphin Arabian was a prolific stallion and the present lot is extensively inscribed with details of his progeny, among the most successful of these were Lath, Cades, Regulus, Babraham, Dormouse and Bajazet. Many great modern racehorses, such as Sea Biscuit and Man O'War, have descended from the Godolphin Arabian.

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  • Creator
    Daniel Quigley (1750 - 1778),
  • Dimensions
    Height: 46.5 in. (118.11 cm)Width: 57 in. (144.78 cm)
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  • Gallery Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU67336472212

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