HENRY STULL "FIRENZE QUEEN OF THE TURF" 1890
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- Initial Listing: $1,100
- First Reduction: $825
- Second Reduction: $536
- Final Reduction: $250
- "Painted by Henry Stull"
- "Copyright 1890 by Henry Stull"
- "Photogravure by Goupil & Co."
- "Firenze Queen of the Turf 1890 by Glenelg van Florida. Winner of Gazelle Mermaid Monmouth Oaks, West End Hotel, Hunter and Gerome Stakes 1887, Monmouth Cup, Harvest Handicap, Freehold Stakes Champion, Average Great, Long Island Stakes, Battle Stakes and Firenze Stakes 1888, Coney Island Cup and Freehold Stakes 1890. Owned by J. B. Haggin Esq."
- "Printed & Published December 1st 1890 by Boussod, Valadon & Co., Editors Successors to Goupil & Co., Paris London The Hague"
- "Berlin Verlag von Boussod Valadon & Co."
- "New York Published by Boussod Valadon & Co."
- Image size: 26 inches x 18.5 inches, 66 cm x 47 cm
Paper size: 33 3/4 inches x 26 inches, 86 cm x 66 cm
Margin size: 4 inches, 10 cm
- Original print on paper, hand coloured, plate marks visible on all four sides
- Condition: Margins (including areas of printed text) show substantial acid burn and foxing (see image). However, this damage from moisture and age are not greatly visible in the image itself. There are two punctures visible in the centre of print above the horse's back however they have not fully penetrated the paper. Some of this could be repaired by a conservator.
- High resolution images are available upon request
The Artist: Henry Stull (American, 1851-1913) learned about horse anatomy at veterinary college and preferred to paint the horses in their natural settings. He became a favourite of wealthy horse owners. He is considered one of the greatest 20th century painters of thoroughbred racehorses of his time and it is estimated that 110 of paintings survive in various collections. He was also a member of the Coney Island Jockey Club.
The Story: This is a beautiful original print based on the painting by Henry Stull, 1889. This print came from a collector of a different time, a gentleman who now, in his 90's, still dresses in a suit and tie each day. He is an avid equestrian art and memorabilia collector and was a polo player and accomplished rider. This particular print hung in the offices of his advertising company for many years.
This print is listed for sale with other rare book and memorabilia dealers from $3,600 to $9,000. Mass produced smaller copies of this print are also available online for $350. Ralph Lauren's new Manhattan club, Polo Bar, is filled with equestrian paintings and prints just like this one. Although not easily seen in the image itself, the paper margins do show some environmental damage which is why this print is priced lower than others available online. It is possible that a conservator could reduce or eliminate some of it. However, when tightly framed just showing the image, it's gorgeous, it's real and it's old.
Shipping Information: Packaging and shipping within Canada is $40 and this print will be shipped rolled. Signature required on delivery. At checkout, you will have the option to insure your purchase for shipping at either up-to-$500 or up-to-$1000; you will be able to select the option you prefer from the drop down menu. International shipping available. If located in the Greater Toronto Area, no charge for shipping and packaging if picked up from Wall Fiction's office; call before purchasing.
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Item No. CA201501004
Available for rent.