Portrait of one of the most famous racehorses of 18th-century England.
Gimcrack, with John Pratt up by George Stubbs, 1765
© Fitzwilliam Museum
- Oil on canvas
- 100 x 127 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £20,000 ( Total: £601,057)
- Acquired in:
- Michael Tollemache
Gimcrack was a grey horse foaled in 1760 by Cripple, the Godolphin Arabian's son, out of a Partner mare.
Commissioned by William Wildman; Christie's 1787; Woodburn; Sir Walter Gilbey by 1898, Christie's 1915; Dean; Sir William Pierrepont Wilson-Todd; presented by his widow to the Yorkshire Club 1925; Agnew's 1958; Lady Robert Adeane; by descen
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