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