Since 1907, Chester Vase has been a horse race of over one mile at Chester Racecourse, Cheshire, Great Britain. It is open to three-year-old colts and geldings. It is classified as a Group 3 flat horse race (group races being the highest level of thoroughbred racing) and serves as a trial for The Epsom Derby.
John Beer was a British sporting artist, known for his horse racing scenes. Indeed, he is thought to have been among a number of artists hired in Edwardian England by racecourses to make renderings of race finishes. He worked in oil, watercolor, and gouache and documented races and other scenes at various venues including The Epsom Derby; Newmarket Racecourse, Suffolk (various events); Nottinghamshire Handicap at Colwick; and Victoria Cup, Hurst Park. His sporting art was also published as prints by Messrs. Fores and as illustration art in sporting periodicals.
Condition: Generally very good with only minor overall toning and wear. Mounted on card, likely as issued, with some glue remnants from former matting on the card, can be rematted out.
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