HAVELL, After Alfred Charles (1855-1928)
Sainfoin. By Springfield - Sanda. The Property of Sir James P. Miller, Baronet. From the Original Picture by A.C. Havell. Winner of the Derby Stakes at Epsom, 1890
London: Messrs. Fores, 10 July 1890. Photogravure, coloured by hand. Image size (including text): 16 1/2 x 22 3/16 inches. Sheet size: 22 15/16 x 26 1/4 inches.
A fine copy of this excellent image of the 1890 Derby winner, trained by J. Watts and ridden by J. Porter.
Alfred Charles Havell was a member of the Havell family which included John James Audubon's engraver and printer: Robert Havell, Jr. Alfred Charles Havell first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1878 and soon afterwards took up commissions with Messrs. Fores to record important racehorses of the day for subsequent publication. This connection continued through until his death in 1928. 'All his pictures provide a valuable record and link in racehorse portraiture between... Harry Hall... and the work of James Lynwood Palmer, Alfred Grenfall Haig, F. Mabel Hollams and Nina Colmore, all of whose main output came at the beginning of this century' (Charles Lane British Racing Prints pp.115-116).
Charles Lane British Racing Prints p.116.