Isaac and Ede Antique Prints

Arthur Loraine for Thomas McLean

Pair of Racehorses

Diamond Jubilee [&] Ambush II

29 x 22

A pair of chromolithographed plates after the paintings of Nevison Arthur Loraine, published in London by McLean in 1900.

In both of these equestrian studies we see the Prince of Wales standing alongside one of his prized racehorses. Ambush II won the Grand national in the year of publication, a feat that was to evade Diamond Jubilee. The horse was bought on behalf of the Prince of Wales and, as the favourite to win at Aintree in March 1900, it was an immensely popular winner. Diamond Jubilee, as the name suggests, was sired in the 60th year of Queen Victoria's reign. Also pictured alongside its owner, the Prince of Wales, it had a distinguished career winning 6 out of the 16 races for which it was entered, between 1899 and 1901, including the Newmarket Stakes and the Derby. The British royal family has had a long association with racing and in 1900 when these prints were made, the Prince of Wales (soon to ascend the throne as Edward VII in January 1901) would have been very happy to notch up winners at both Epsom and Aintree in one year.

£1200 Pair

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