STULL, After Henry (1851-1913)
Boston: Published by S. F. Cassino, 1881. Colour-printed lithograph mounted on card as issued. Engraved by Armstrong and Company after Stull. Very good condition apart from a skillfully repaired 1 1/4" tear in the top right margin. Image size (including text): 10 7/8 x 14 7/8 inches. Sheet size: 16 x 18 3/4 inches.
A charming image from "American Racing Horses," a collection of prints depicting some of the most eminent race horses in America during the late 19th century.
Primarily renowned for his distinctive images of racehorses, Henry Stull was one of the most prominent equestrian artists in late 19th- and early 20th-century America. As a youth, he migrated from his native Canada to the United States, where he settled in New Rochelle, New York. In addition to his paintings of horses and animals, many of which were issued as lithographs, Stull produced numerous illustrations for Leslie's Weekly Magazine. His works can be found in many important collections such as the New York Jockey Club, the National Museum of Racing Hall Fame, and the Kentucky Derby Museum.
Cf. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs, vol. 13, p. 332.