Peter Biegel (British, 1913-1989)
GRAND NATIONAL 1953
Watercolor, gouache, 16" x 20 1/2"
Signed, inscribed "Aintree 1953"
Provenance: Rowland Ward, London The 1953 Grand National saw 31 horses start the race, but only five finished. Early Mist was the first across the line with Bryan Marshall aboard, the first of back-to-back Grand National victories for the jockey. This edition of the race also saw the start of the legendary Vincent O'Brien's three straight Grand National wins. The Open Ditch After Valentine's First Time Round. Runners Pictured: Ordinance, Pearly Prince, Little Yid, Glen Fire, Mont Tremblant, Larry Finn, Early Mist, Armoured Knight, and Overshadow.