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René-Pierre-Charles Princeteau
THE FINISH AT THE JOCKEY-CLUB PRIZE ON MAY 29TH 1892 IN CHANTILLY
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 125,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
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René-Pierre-Charles Princeteau
THE FINISH AT THE JOCKEY-CLUB PRIZE ON MAY 29TH 1892 IN CHANTILLY
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 125,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

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René-Pierre-Charles Princeteau
1843 - 1914
THE FINISH AT THE JOCKEY-CLUB PRIZE ON MAY 29TH 1892 IN CHANTILLY
Signed and dated lower left Princeteau 92
Oil on canvas
95 x 206 cm ; 37 3/8  by 81 1/8  in
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Provenance

Baron Arthur de Schickler, Paris
Comtesse Hubert de Pourtalès, Paris

Exhibited

Les Courses en France, Château de Maisons-Laffitte, 1926, n°51
Galerie Schmit, René Princeteau, Chevaux et Cavaliers, Paris, 4-25 March 1965, n°25 ;
Galerie Schmit, René Princeteau, Chevaux et Cavaliers, Paris, 28 September - 2 December 1994, n°78

Literature

R. Martrinchard, Princeteau, Bordeaux, 1956, mentioned p.117 ;
Michel Morice, Princeteau, la vérité en mouvement in L'Oeil, n°422, september 1990, mentioned p. 76
Robert and Manuel Schmit, René Princeteau (1843-1914), Chevaux et cavaliers;
Catalogue raisonné
, éd. Galerie Schmit, Paris, 1994, n° 220 illustrated pp.146, 148-149 

Catalogue Note

The Finish line of the Prix du Jockey-Club, the 19th of May, 1892, is among René Princeteau's masterpieces. It shows the finish line of the famous equestrian competition that has taken place at Chantilly Racecourse since 1836. The 1892 derby was won by Chêne Royal and Fra Angelico, both from the Schickler stables. The two winning jockeys are recognizable through their white silk jersey, red sleeves, and red cap. Indeed, the odds were not in the competitors' favour, as the horses from the Schickler stables clearly dominated the races from the start of the season.

 

As a horse enthusiast, Arthur de Schickler invested great sums of money in order to be able to compete with the most renowned stables, such as that of Rothschild's, Adolphe Abeille's and Count Lagrange's. In 1867, he had a stud farm built in Martinvast where he bred the most successful thoroughbred of the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century. Amongst the winning horses were Chêne Royal, Fra Angelico and also Le Sancy, Semendria and Dolma Baghtche (see lots 64 and 67). On 29 May 1889, spectators saw the victory of Schickler's two horses. This double success was undoubtedly why baron de Schickler asked Princeteau to paint this spectacular composition : L'Arrivée du Prix du Jockey-Club le 29 mai 1892.


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