Adrian Jones (British, 1845–1938)
PRINCE SOLTYKOFF’S SHEEN, F. WEBB UP, WINNER OF THE CESAREWITCH, 1890
Oil on canvas, 28” x 36”
Signed, inscribed, dated
“Sheen was, I think, one of, if not the best horse that ever carried Prince Soltykoff’s colours. His success in the Cesarewitch un 9 st. 2 lb. stands out as a record performance.” — To-Day, a Weekly Magazine-Journal, edited by Jerome K. Jerome, London 1895
Prince Dimitry Soltykoff was a member of the famed Imperial Russian Soltykoff family. Born in 1827, he was the son of Prince Peter Soltykoff, a famous art and antiquities collector, and the nephew of Prince Alexis Soltykffo, whose trip to India inspired artwork still collected today. Devoted to the sport of racing and the first Russian to become a member of the Jockey Club, Prince Dimitry eventually became a respected steward for the organization.