WIth Jockey "Earl Sands" up. Color lithographic print after the oil painting by Lloyd. Signed by the artist in pencil at lower right. 1 vols. 17-3/4 x 13-3/4 (plate size). Woodward's 'Gallant Fox' - Thoroughbred Portrait by Ivester Lloyd. Only Known Existing Example with the Jockey Up. Matted and framed. Fine Ordeman (2005) pp. 96-7, 108 (not seen); Siegel p. 234. Item #263428
Beautiful specimen of the rarest issue of a sporting print commissioned by William Woodward, New York banker and owner of the Bel Air Stud in Maryland, who also commissioned the two most sought after books of the press, 'Gallant Fox A Memoir' and 'Cherished Portraits of Thoroughbred Horses'
In his survey of the sporting prints of the Derrydale Press, John Ordeman recorded the known prints produced for William Woodward, including two portraits of ‘Gallant Fox’: the 1937 aquatint produced by Eugene V. Connett, 3rd, and an entry for a print with rider up, conjecturally assigned the same date although Ordeman did not see a copy (private communication). The present print is a color lithograph, produced by the same process as Woodward’s print of the painting of Brown Betty by T.P. Earl (known in two examples).
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