Selections & Collections, Cardiff (Postponed from March 27)

Fri 17 April 2020, 13:00 PM - Cardiff Saleroom, South Wales

Selections & Collections, Cardiff (Postponed from March 27)

Lot 127

AFTER HOWARD WHITTAKER bronze sculpture - `Seabiscuit`, the famous American race horse with Johnny `Red` Pollard Up, base bears signature and copyright date 2001, on black marble plinth base, 59cms long x 24cms wide x 55cms high¦Auctioneer`s Note: This bronze represents Red Pollard on Seabiscuit on the occasion of the famous head to head race against War Admiral at the Pimlico racecourse in Baltimore on the 1st November 1938, the race was promoted by the media as a David and Goliath / West Coast v East Coast battle. Seabiscuit, the underdog, was of small stature but despite this disadvantage, overcame War Admiral by four lengths to the applause of 40,000 race go-ers and 40 Million radio listeners including Franklin D Roosevelt, it was perceived as a symbol of hope during the great depression.¦Condition Report: riding crop slightly bent, otherwise good overall condition.

Guide price
£400 - £600

Hammer price £420.00