C1886

Parading a "Cup" Winner.

Artist:

William Thomas Smedley (1858 - 1920)

The Melbourne Cup is Australia’s major annual thoroughbred horse race. Billed as The race that stops a nation, it is for three-year-olds and over, and covers a distance of 3200 metres. The event has been held on the first Tuesday … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Parading a “Cup” Winner.

Date:

C1886

Artist:

William Thomas Smedley (1858 - 1920)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

135mm 
x 110mm
AUTHENTICITY
Parading a "Cup" Winner. - Antique Print from 1886

Genuine antique
dated:

1886

Description:

The Melbourne Cup is Australia’s major annual thoroughbred horse race. Billed as The race that stops a nation, it is for three-year-olds and over, and covers a distance of 3200 metres. The event has been held on the first Tuesday in November since 1861 by the Victoria Racing Club, on the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne. It is generally regarded as the most prestigious ”two-mile” handicap in the world.

Biography:

William Thomas Smedley (1858-1920)

Smedley was born in Pennsylvania , worked on a newspaper, then studied engraving and art in the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He settled in New York in 1880. His first illustrations were for the series Picturesque Canada and in 1905 became a member of the National Academy of Design. Most of his art was illustrative but he also painted portraits and watercolours, receiving the Evans Prize of the American Water Color Society in 1890, and a bronze medal at the Paris Exposition of 1900.

 

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