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Painting of the Day (SOLD archives) – David Dalby’s “Portrait of Matilda, Winner of the St. Leger, 1827”

May 26, 2013

Portrait of Matilda, Winner of the St. Leger, 1827.  Since I am on the topic of racehorses, why not feature a really great one – Matilda.  This early 19th century British Sporting painting by one of England’s top artists, David Dalby, was sold by the gallery back in the 1980s.  Matilda is portrayed on the Doncaster racecourse after she won the Great St. Leger Stakes of Twenty Five Guineas in 1827.


If you are interested in reading more about Matilda here is a link to her story on Wikipedia – Matilda.



David Dalby’s “Portrait of Matilda” (1827)