C1866

Mr. Town's Tarragon, the Winner of the Champion Stakes at Flemington, on New Year's Day.

Artist:

Frederick William Woodhouse (1820 - 1909)

Rare engraved image of Taragon winner of Champion Stakes at Flemington. From the original edition of the Illustrated Sydney News.

$A 195

S/N: SP-HORSE-1866-ISN-0116–190613
(C061)
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Full Title:

Mr. Town’s Tarragon, the Winner of the Champion Stakes at Flemington, on New Year’s Day.

Date:

C1866

Artist:

Frederick William Woodhouse (1820 - 1909)

Engraver:

Samuel Calvert 

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

240mm 
x 155mm
AUTHENTICITY
Mr. Town's Tarragon, the Winner of the Champion Stakes at Flemington, on New Year's Day. - Antique Print from 1866

Genuine antique
dated:

1866

Description:

Rare engraved image of Taragon winner of Champion Stakes at Flemington.

From the original edition of the Illustrated Sydney News.

Biography:

Frederick Woodhouse (1820-1909)

Woodhouse was a sporting and livestock painter. Both his father, Samuel Woodhouse, and his uncle, John Thomas Woodhouse, were painters as was Frederick, although as a young man he spent some time in the Essex Yeomanry Cavalry and came to Victoria in 1858. 

Woodhouse was soon successful as an equine artist. He was the pre-eminent sporting artist of his time and became best known for painting every Melbourne Cup winner for more than thirty years, from the first in 1861. During a long, successful and prolific career, he visited New South Wales, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia and documented much Australian racing and rural history. He worked mainly in oils, usually on canvas but quite often on board. 

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