Worth, Thomas and John Cameron (artist).
New York. Currier & Ives. 1868.
Hand-colored lithograph, 16 3/4 x 26 1/2 inches on sheet 19 1/2 x 27 1/2 inches. The name of the jockey, John Murphy, has been written in pencil at lower right. Lower margin trimmed to title, very faint pencil inscription to upper margin, light general toning and soiling, repaired 3 inch tear to lower edge entering image area by 1 inch. Verso shows foxing and small abrasions (pencil writing suggests that this print was framed at one time); sheet recto does not show same flaws. The image itself is richly colored. The beautifully rendered horse seems to glow as he wins his race. The full title of the print is: 'Pacing horse "Billy Boyce" of St. Louis. As he appeared at Buffalo N.Y. Aug 1st 1868 pacing the last half mile in the second heat in 1 minute 5 1/4 seconds and the third heat one mile in the fastest time on record 2:14 1/4'. An uncolored version of this print is held by the Library of Congress and Gale lists a holding at the Museum of the City of New York. Gale #5072, Conningham 4679. Please enquire about other Currier and Ives prints. Item #56822
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