An Antique Racing Print
'Bay wins on Doneraile, Memoir of the late Captain W. G. Middleton, from the picture by Basil Nightingale, in the possession of Mrs. Middleton.'
After Basil Nightingale
Captain William George 'Bay' Middleton was one of the most famous horsemen of the late 19th Century. He won numerous steeplechases including the Irish Grand National at Punchestown. He was killed competing in the Midland Sportsman's Cup and was buried in full riding costume at Haselbech, Northamptonshire.
Displayed in a contemporary ebonised frame with a gilt slip.