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Horse Racing in Berlin. ‘Rubens’.
Berlin, printed by Helmlehner for Gropius Brothers, c 1840. Lithograph: overall size, 37 x 53 cm. - Krüger, Franz (1797-1857). Celebrated Berlin horse painter and lithographer in Berlin. The lithograph is based on his own drawing of a prize-winning race-horse, printed for the brothers Ferdinand and George Gropius, owners of a publishing house and a diorama in Berlin. Depicted is ‘Rubens’, stallion racing with jockey towards the right on course, watched by crowds in covered stands in the background. Small oval publishers’ blind stamp in tailend blank margin. Record of 'Rubens': Lightbrown stallion, foaled 1818 at Friedrich-Wilhelms Stud, sired by Rubens with the mare Freedom, foaled 1811 of Remembrancer and Freedom, alias Jenny Nettles, general Stud-Book vol. II, pag: 125, owned by Lt.Col. von Brandenstein; won a race on 22nd June 1830, and was bought for 300 Fredericks d’or by the Society of Horsebreeders and Dressage.
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