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Print - Daryl Lindsay, Phar Lap, 1932 Image Reg. No: SH 960012

Summary:
Print of an original painting of Phar Lap by local artist Daryl Lindsay. This print was published by Melbourne's Sporting Globe newspaper as a colour supplement after Phar Lap's death in April 1932. The original was painted from life by Lindsay.
Description:
Coloured print. The print is mounted on a piece of cardboard taken from a clothing or hat box, from The Chicago Store, of 451-453 Sydney Road, Brunswick and of Lygon Street Carlton. The print has been stuck to the cardboard, possibly to be framed.
Description Of Content:
It shows the horse on the right of the picture, ears pricked, alert and waiting to be covered by a rug which is being carried by a strapper, probably Tommy Woodcock. The boy is wearing a cloth cap and carrying a green horse rug. There are other horse gear in the foreground, and there is a white horse in the background. The painting is set in a grazing paddock, with gum trees and hills.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Leah Breninger, 1996
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 288 mm (Height), 400 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: horse racing, art, prints, sport, newspapers, paintings, artists, making history - phar lap
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Leisure Collection, Phar Lap Collection
Primary Classification: SPORT
Secondary Classification: Horse Racing
Tertiary Classification: illustrations
Inscriptions: Printed on front: PHAR LAP: claimed to be the greatest racehorse Australia has known/ Chestnut gelding by Night Raid - Entreaty, aged 5 years. Owners, D.J.Davis and H.R.Telford. Bred Timaru (N.Z.) 1926, died California (U.S.A.) April 5, 1932./Bought for 160 gns., won 37 races (36 in Australia) worth nearly 70,000 [pounds]. Won Melbourne Cup as a four year old, carrying 9.12./ Highest stake winner in Australia and third highest in the world. Supplement Sporting G..
Format: Print - Painting: Colour
Artist: Mr Daryl Lindsay, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1932
Publisher: Sporting Globe, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Apr 1932
Horse Depicted: Phar Lap (Racehorse)

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twink :) Posted on 30 Oct 2013 1:25 AM
wowee, i have one of these pictures framed and hanging on my lounge room wall... mine also has some age to go with it as you can tell by the frame with the wire and paper on the back of the frame... i have a photo of it if you would like to have a look at it :)

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