Portraitist of fast horses

  • LOUISVILLE, Kentucky
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  • March 22, 2016

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Circa 1830s engraving of Troye's famous painting.
Payne Fine Arts

Payne Fine Arts is proud to offer a rare, large-format engraving of Edward Troye’s celebrated painting of Grey Eagle, one of the most famous Kentucky-bred racing horses of the 19th century. 

The print is a combination of engraving and mezzotint on a heavy wove paper. It was done for the New York Spirit of the Times Newspaper, which published from 1835 to 1837.

Troye (1808-1874), "the Painter of Thoroughbred Stories," as Genevieve Baird Lacer's popular book rightly deems him, was born in Switzerland and came to the United States in 1831. He proceeded to become the foremost mid-19th century painter of horses in America. He painted horse portraits in Virginia, South Carolina, Louisiana, Tennessee and Kentucky, where he spent a number of years. He lived in Lexington and in Georgetown, where he is buried.

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Payne Fine Arts
About Payne Fine Arts

Payne Fine Arts is an online gallery in Louisville, Kentucky, specializing in works on paper from the United States, Britain and France produced in the 19th and early 20th centuries and in paintings and prints produced in their region and in the American South.

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