John Nost Sartorius

John Nost Sartorius

1759 – 1828


John Nost Sartorius was the most prolific member of the renowned Sartorius family, five successive generations of which were painters. John Nost Sartorius is best known for his sporting and hunting scenes. The present work, painted in 1789, depicts the Oatlands Stakes run in July of that year at Ascot.


Inscribed, bottom left:


'Hbl:C.J. Fox's Seagull beating H.R.H. P. of Wales's Escape LD Barrymore's Highlander etc for the Oatlands Stakes of 100gs. Each 15 July & 4 Paid 25gs July 1789. This Sweepstakes was Run June 8th 1790 over Ascot Heath JNSartorius pint'




Medmenham Abbey; Sotheby's, 24 June 1942, lot 88 (sold 150gns.) with Arthur Ackermann Sons Ltd., London.




Tate Collection.

UK Government art collection.

Fine Arts Museum San Francisco.

Huntington Library, California.

Tyne & Wear Museum