136
136
Henry Stull
AMERICAN
LEONATAS, WINNER OF THE 1883 KENTUCKY DERBY
Estimate
60,00090,000
JUMP TO LOT
136
Henry Stull
AMERICAN
LEONATAS, WINNER OF THE 1883 KENTUCKY DERBY
Estimate
60,00090,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Henry Stull
1851 - 1913
AMERICAN
LEONATAS, WINNER OF THE 1883 KENTUCKY DERBY
signed Henry Stull and dated 1886 (lower right)
oil on canvas
18 by 28 in.
45.7 by 71.1 cm
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Provenance

Mary Fisher, Lexington, Kentucky

Literature

Elizabeth Simpson, The Enchanted Bluegrass, Lexington, 1938
The Art Collection of Charles Fisher (Printed by the Family)

Catalogue Note

Billy Donahue rode Leonatus to victory on May 23, 1983 in the ninth running of the Kentucky Derby. The day was sunny after three days of rain and the turf was heavy. Leonatus trumped his six competitors by two lengths only six days after his grueling win of the Blue Ribbon Stakes. Donahue had so much confidence in his steed that he bet his life savings on the race.

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