Thomas Spencer

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SPENCER Thomas Bay Bolton, Held By A Groom, In A Parkland Setting

Christie's /May 21, 2004
37,219.00 - 59,550.39
39,046.49

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Thomas Spencer - 'bay Bolton', Held By A Groom

Thomas Spencer - 'bay Bolton', Held By A Groom

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Thomas Spencer (1700-1763) 'Bay Bolton', held by a groom, in a parkland setting oil on canvas 40¼ x 50¼ in. (102.2 x 127.5 cm.) Presumably by descent at Bolton Castle until Lord Bolton; Christie's, London, 21 November 1980, lot 15, as by 'John Wootton' (sold for £26,400). Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 21 May 2004, lot 11 (sold for £26,290 to the present owner.) Property of an Estate Celebrated as a highly successful racehorse, Bay Bolton was also crucial to the development of the thoroughbred, being perhaps the first non-Eastern stallion to be accepted as truly outstanding. Bay Bolton was foaled in 1705, by Grey Hautboy out of a Makeless mare belonging to Sir Matthew Pierson, an important breeder and owner with a stud at Lowthorpe, Yorkshire. In the days before the full calendar came out in 1727, records of races are very sketchy but, originally registered as Brown Lusty, he won for Sir Matthew at York, Middleham and Quainton Meadow, and after having been sold to the Duke of Bolton, and renamed Bay Bolton, he appears to have won matches against several of the leading horses of the day, thought to include the Duke of Somerset's Grey Windham, Tregonwell Frampton's Dragon, and possibly Sir Matthew's own Merlin. Retired to stud at Bolton Hall (where he may well be depicted in the present picture), Bay Bolton was a great success, breeding many top class horses including Fearnought, Sloven, Bolton Starling, Camilla, Gipsy, and Whitefoot. When he died in 1736 aged 31, he was buried on Middleham Moor between two pillars erected by the Duke in alignment with the avenue running from the Hall.
Thomas Spencer - A Huntsman With His Chestnut Hunter, Held By A Groom, With Two Hounds, An Extensive Landscape Beyond

Thomas Spencer - A Huntsman With His Chestnut Hunter, Held By A Groom, With Two Hounds, An Extensive Landscape Beyond

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Thomas Spencer (1700-1763) A huntsman with his chestnut hunter, held by a groom, with two hounds, an extensive landscape beyond oil on canvas 28¾ x 49½ in. (73 x 125.8 cm.) Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 12 March 1986, lot 110, (sold for £25,000) Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 9 July 2009, lot 5. PROPERTY REMOVED FROM A LONDON RESIDENCE
Thomas Spencer - A Huntsman With His Bay Hunter, Held By A Groom, With Two Hounds Outside A Country House

Thomas Spencer - A Huntsman With His Bay Hunter, Held By A Groom, With Two Hounds Outside A Country House

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LOT 5 THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTION THOMAS SPENCER 1700-1767 A HUNTSMAN WITH HIS BAY HUNTER, HELD BY A GROOM, WITH TWO HOUNDS OUTSIDE A COUNTRY HOUSE 60,000—80,000 GBP 71 by 123 cm., 28 by 48 1/2 in. DESCRIPTION oil on canvas, in a British Baroque part gilt frame PROVENANCE Anonymous sale, Sotheby's London, 12th March 1986, lot 110, bt. for £25,000
Thomas Spencer - Bay Bolton, Held By A Groom, In A Parkland Setting

Thomas Spencer - Bay Bolton, Held By A Groom, In A Parkland Setting

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Thomas Spencer (1700-1763) Bay Bolton, held by a groom, in a parkland setting oil on canvas 40¼ x 50¼ in. (102.2 x 127.5 cm.) Pre-Lot Text THE PROPERTY OF A LADY OF TITLE Provenance Presumably by descent at Bolton Castle until Lord Bolton; Christie's, London, 21 November 1980, lot 15, as by 'John Wootton' (sold £26,400). Lot Notes Celebrated as a highly successful racehorse, Bay Bolton was also crucial to the development of the thoroughbred, being perhaps the first non-Eastern stallion to be accepted as truly outstanding. Bay Bolton was foaled in 1705, by Grey Hautboy out of a Makeless mare belonging to Sir Matthew Pierson, an important breeder and owner with a stud at Lowthorpe, Yorkshire. In the days before the full calendar came out in 1727, records of races are very sketchy but, originally registered as Brown Lusty, he won for Sir Matthew at York, Middleham and Quainton Meadow, and after having been sold to the Duke of Bolton, and renamed Bay Bolton, he appears to have won matches against several of the leading horses of the day, thought to include the Duke of Somerset's Grey Windham, Tregonwell Frampton's Dragon, and possibly Sir Matthew's own Merlin. Retired to stud at Bolton Hall (where he may well be depicted in the present picture), Bay Bolton was a great success, breeding many top class horses including Fearnought, Sloven, Bolton Starling, Camilla, Gipsy, and Whitefoot. When he died in 1736 aged 31, he was buried on Midelleham Moor between two pillars erected by the Duke in alignment with the avenue running from the Hall.
Thomas Spencer - Portrait Of

Thomas Spencer - Portrait Of

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signed and dated (maker's marks) inscribed l.c.:dormouse material/medium oil on canvas catalogue note dormouse was a son of godolphin arabian foaled by a mare by old partner. he was bred by francis, 2nd earl of godolphin in 1738 and ran in the earl's colours between 1745 and 1749. these were usually four mile heat races and he won all but two of his engagements. dormouse was described as 'singularly handsome' and stood at godolphin's cambridgeshire stud at gogmagog for two years after his race career before being sold to lord chedworth in 1752. in 1756 he was sold to sir james lowther. dormouse sired a number of good racehorses including dainty, dorimond, waldegrave's dormouse, damon, and valiant. the last named was an early example of a racehorse being exported to the usa to develop throughbred bloodlines. dormouse died aged twenty. catalogue note dormouse was a son of godolphin arabian foaled by a mare by old partner. he was bred by francis, 2nd earl of godolphin in 1738 and ran in the earl's colours between 1745 and 1749. these were usually four mile heat races and he won all but two of his engagements. dormouse was described as 'singularly handsome' and stood at godolphin's cambridgeshire stud at gogmagog for two years after his race career before being sold to lord chedworth in 1752. in 1756 he was sold to sir james lowther. dormouse sired a number of good racehorses including dainty, dorimond, waldegrave's dormouse, damon, and valiant. the last named was an early example of a racehorse being exported to the usa to develop throughbred bloodlines. dormouse died aged twenty.
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