Isaac Cullin (British, act.1881-1920)
Signed 'Isaac Cullin 1905' lower right
'' Chaucer ''
Oil on canvas
52cm x 47cm framed approx
A fine signed and dated 1905 oil on canvas portrait of the racehorse Chaucer, who was owned by the Earl of Derby and was one of the most successful stud horses of the 20th century. Presented in its original gilt frame with Newmarket framers label verso
Clean condition on original canvas, stable craquelure commensurate with age and a few small marks
Isaac Cullin was a noted painter of racehorses with auction sales upto £71,000
There is a plaque at Woodlands Stud in Newmarket, England, installed by that stud's owner, Lord Derby, that acknowledges the home bred stallion Chaucer as founder of the Derby stud. Chaucer was a good but not great runner, and a good but not great sire, however, he was a truly great broodmare sire whose daughters have produced some of the most important runners and stallions of the Twentieth Century.
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