Franck Elim (French, 19th/20th Century)
FINISH AT PARIS LE PRIX
Oil on canvas, 20 1/4" x 28 3/4"
Signed, dated July 1919
The 1919 Paris le Prix at Longchamp was won by Anthony Gustav de Rothschild's Galloper Light. Bred by Leopold de Rothschild, Galloper Light was the winner of six races in England and France but was ineligible for the English classics. Anthony inherited his father's racing and breeding interests upon his death in 1917. Besides his Paris le Prix win, he also captured the 1926 1,000 Guineas Stakes with Pillion and bred Midstream, three-time leading sire in Australia.