The European Art Sale

The European Art Sale

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John Frederick Herring Sr.

Colonel Peel's Orlando in a Stable

Lot Closed

October 25, 02:44 PM GMT


15,000 - 20,000 USD

Lot Details


John Frederick Herring Sr.


1795 - 1865

Colonel Peel's Orlando in a Stable

inscribed, dated, and signed Orlando 1844/ J. F. Herring Sen. (lower left)

oil on canvas

canvas: 28 by 36¼ in.; 71.1 by 92 cm

framed: 34¾ by 42 ⅞ in.; 88.2 by 108.9 cm

Sale: Sotheby's, New York, 1 June, 2000, lot 19 
Bred and raced by Colonel Jonathan Peel (1799-1879), Orlando was a bay colt foaled in 1841 by Touchstone out of Vulture. Colonel Peel was the younger brother of the British Prime Minister and statesman Sir Robert Peel. A passionate devotee of the Turf for 60 years, Peel lived at Marble Hall in Twickenham, Middlesex.

Orlando won the Derby in 1844 (on a disqualification) and six other races, most notably the July Stakes at Newmarket. He had a very successful stallion career, becoming the leading sire on three occasions between 1851 and 1858. His most notable progeny included Teddington, Fazzoletto, Imperieuse, Fizroland, and Diophantus, all Classic winners.