John Frederick HerringManuella, at Richard Watt's Stud Farm, Bishop Burton, Yorkshire 1825

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Artist
John Frederick Herring (1795‑1865)
Title
Manuella, at Richard Watt's Stud Farm, Bishop Burton, Yorkshire
Date 1825
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 1016 x 1283 mm frame: 1138 x 1410 x 90 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Paul Mellon through the British Sporting Art Trust 1979
Reference
T02362
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T02362 MANUELLA AT RICHARD WATT'S STUD FARM, BISHOP BURTON, YORKSHIRE 1825

Inscribed ‘MANUELLA’ bottom centre and ‘J. F. Herring/1825’ bottom right in red
Oil on canvas, 40 × 50 (101.5 × 127)
Presented by Mr Paul Mellon KBE through the British Sporting Art Trust 1979
Prov: Painted for Richard Watt, Bishop Burton, near Beverley, Yorkshire, thence by family descent until 1976; Arthur Ackermann & Son Ltd., from whom purchased by Paul Mellon 1976.
Lit: Egerton, 1978, pp.294–5 no.316A.

Manuella, by Dick Andrews out of Mandane, was a bay filly foaled in 1809. She had never raced in public until her then owner, W.N.W. Hewitt, entered her for both the Derby and the Oaks in 1812. Her training performance was however sufficiently spectacular to make her second favourite for the Derby; but her chances were deliberately spoilt by her jockey Sam Chifney junior. He pulled Manuella up in the Derby (which she lost) in order to lengthen the odds and thus enhance the value of his own substantial bet on her for the Oaks the following day (which she won)… (read more)

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