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After Basil Nightingale Horse Racing Grand National Manifesto
  • After Basil Nightingale Horse Racing Grand National Manifesto
  • After Basil Nightingale Horse Racing Grand National Manifesto
  • After Basil Nightingale Horse Racing Grand National Manifesto
  • After Basil Nightingale Horse Racing Grand National Manifesto
  • After Basil Nightingale Horse Racing Grand National Manifesto
  • After Basil Nightingale Horse Racing Grand National Manifesto

After Basil Nightingale Horse Racing Grand National Manifesto

Price:

£300.00


Product Description

Artist: L Allsop, After Basil James Nightingale (1864-1940)
Title: The Horse Manifesto, owned by James George Bulteel
Medium: Graphite on Paper
Date: Unknown (c1920)

This confident pencil study of the horse Manifesto, was made by the artist L. Allsop, after Basil James Nightingale’s lost original of 1904.

The drawing bears the following dedication:

Twice winner of Grand National
In 1899 with Top weight – Among
several “placings was 3rd in 1903 with
Top weight when 15 years old –
In 1904 with 13st. 1lb one of few
to complete the course
16 yrs old (26 runners)


It is possible that the artist is Lawrence Allsop (1876-1960), who was born in Nottingham in 1876, to Ephraim Augustus Allsop and Alice Baker. Little is known of his life, though he was married 3 times. His artistic career is similarly obscure, with just a handful of accomplished paintings of street scenes in Nottingham and Loughborough. The style suggests that they were perhaps produced as commercial illustrations.

John George Bulteel (1856-1920) was born in Holbeton, Devon, just south of Plymouth. He was educated at Eton College and later became a stockbroker. After his marriage in 1889, he divided his time between Pamflete Mansion in Devon and Brook Lodge House, just a few miles from Ascot Race Course. He bought the horse Manifesto in 1898 for £4000.

According to the Grand National Blog:

In a ten-year period, Manifesto ran in the world famous steeplechase a record eight times, winning twice, in 1897 and 1899, and finishing in the first four on four other occasions. In fact, his 1899 victory, which came under 12st 7lb, equalled the weight carrying record in the Grand National.

The drawing is in good condition, having been mounted in a Hogarth-style frame.

Size (Frame): 59 x 47cm (23¼ x 18½)
Size (Image): 45 x 33.5cm (17¾ x 13¼”)
Weight: 2.4kg

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