Melbourne [Race Horse]. After Harry Hall, c. Brit.
Melbourne [Race Horse]
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Melbourne [Race Horse]

1856. Hand-coloured engraving with aquatint, signed “H. Hall” in image centre left, artist, engraver, title and text in plate below image, 46.8 x 66.2cm (image). Repaired major tear to margin and image centre left, slight foxing. Framed.

Text reads “Bred in 1834 by Humphrey Clinker. Dam by Cervantes. Painted by Harry Hall. Engraved by J. Harris and W. Summers. Published March 1st 1856 by Baily Brothers, Cornhill.”

Melbourne was the first foal of his dam, a bay mare by Cervantes, who reached 16 feet.

Harry Hall was an “English equestrian painter, whose works were in demand by horse owners. His output was prolific and he was the foremost racehorse portraitist of his time.” Ref: Wiki; Thoroughbred Heritage.

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Item #CL194-22

Price (AUD): $1,150.00  Other currencies

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