Charming watercolour, heightened with bodycolour and gum arabic
by Richard Deighton (British 1795-1880)
depicting Admiral the Hon. Henry John Rous (1795-1877)
who held the position of public handicapper at the Jockey Club.
His great friend was Mr George Payne (1803-1878)
who himself was a popular figure of the turf, owned many horses,
and gambled heavily!
Provenance; Sotheby's London 'Racing Sale' 13 Nov 1996
Image Sz: 7-7/8"H x 5-3/8"W in burlwood maple frame