Antique Watercolour - John Beer - The Grand National 1901
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Title: The Grand National 1901
Description: Depiction of the infamous Grand National of 1901 which was run in a snow storm. A pictorial label verso has the inscription - '1901: THE SECOND SNOWSTORM: This was Grudon's famous year in which the jockeys at first refused to ride in the race. Snow lay thick on the ground and a blizzard was blowing; but the stewards - Lord Enniskillen and Mr. C. J. Cunningham - ventured out to inspect the course and ordered the race to be run a quarter of an hour later. Grudon gave Arthur Nightingall his third win by leading from the start to the finish.'
Depicts Grudon coming in to win with Drumcree second and the Grandstand partially obscured by the blizzard!
Condition: Watercolour and gouache on board, minor age discolouration. Unframed.
Image size: 420 x 345mm,
16.5 x 13.5"
Order No. 573