Lot 175
Edward Troye (American, 1808-1874), Portrait of the Racehorse Boston
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Being an 1860s sepia albumen photograph of Troye's original 1839 painting, hand-colored in oil by the artist for his projected series, The Race Horses of America. This image was published in 1867 as part of the collection's first installment. Unfortunately, the entire project was never completed. Presented behind a mat in a 20th century wooden frame (12-3/4 x 12-1/2 in.) (Age toning; some surface marks).

Included with this work is the definitive reference on Troye, as follows: Mackay-Smith, Alexander. The Race Horses of America 1832-1872, Portraits and Other Paintings by Edward Troye (Saratoga Springs: The National Museum of Racing, 1981), 4to (12-3/4 in.), green linen boards, numerous color plates of Troye's horses. The 1867 portrait of Boston is listed on page 431. Included is a pre-publication prospectus for this book. (Binding with some play, else good condition.)

Edward Troye is regarded as America's top equestrian artist of the 19th century.

$2,000 - 4,000