Munnings Painting Headlines Sporting Art Auction at Keeneland


A Gypsy Encampment by Sir Alfred Munnings

A Sir Alfred Munnings painting entitled A Gypsy Encampment sold for $97,750, including buyer premium, to lead the way at the seventh annual Sporting Art Auction Sunday evening at Keeneland. A Gypsy Encampment is a watercolor signed by the artist and dated 1906 and was part of the collection of the late British bloodstock agent George Blackwell and his wife, Eli.

Greentree Entry–Aiken Trials, a signed oil painting by Vaughn Flannery, fetched $80,500, including buyer premium, to rank as the second highest-priced offering at the auction. Gross sales totaled $1,707,175.

Also sold Sunday evening was Keeneland, an oil painting signed by renowned artist Henry Faulkner for $36,800; The Jockeys of Vanity Fair, a complete set of 34 framed Vanity Fair jockey prints for $23,000; Richard Stone Reeves' Northern Dancer, a signed and dated oil portrait of the legendary stallion for $28,750; and LeRoy Neiman's Jockey, Palmer, a signed and dated oil for $69,000. All prices include buyer premium.

The Sporting Art Auction is a collaboration between Keeneland and Lexington's Cross Gate Gallery. Keeneland's portion of the auction proceeds will benefit its non-profit initiatives, consistent with the Association's mission.

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