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George Stubbs’ Gimcrack on Newmarket Heath, with a Trainer, a Stable-Lad, and a Jockey is estimated to sell for £20 Million this July 2011 at Christie’s London

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If Stubbs’ Gimcrack painting sells for over £20 Million at Christie’s this July 5th it will make the painting, one of the five most expensive old masters ever to be auctioned off.

Gimcrack was actually a very famous and admired eighteenth century race horse. Stubbs‘ 6 foot painting shows Gimcrack twice, once in the background winning a trial and in the foreground with his trainer and jockey. The current record for a Stubbs is £10.1 Million for Stubbs’ Brood Mares and Foals, which sold at Sotheby’s in 2010. Apparently, the reason the Gimcrack painting is being sold is because the insurance costs were too high. The trustees should have commissioned Fabulous Masterpieces to hand-paint a fine art replica that they could display, and then store the original painting in their vault or with a security firm, it would have lowered costs considerably meaning they could have kept the painting.

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Stubbs’ Brood Mares and Foals expected to fetch £15 Million at Auction

Stubbs’ painting entitled: Brood Mares and Foals will go under the hammer at Sotheby’s London on December 8th where it is expected to fetch between 10 – 15 Million Pounds!

Stubbs - Brood Mares and Foal

Stubbs - Brood Mares and Foal

Painted in 1767 it has never before gone up for auction. The current record for one of Stubbs’ paintings, which has stood for 15 years is his portrait of The Royal Tiger. That painting was bought for £3.2 Million.

If you want to view the painting in the flesh, you can actually go and see Brood Mares and Foals at Sotheby’s London on 3rd December.

If you would like to commission a fine art replica oil painting of Stubbs’s Brood Mares and Foals or any other of Stubbs’ masterpieces, please contact Fabulous Masterpieces

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