"Iroquois" Winner of "The Derby" 1881. [in pencil under image.]
Etching. Publisher's stamp in plate lower left: English Etchings Part 2. Plate 228 x 305mm. 9 x 12".
Iroquois (1878-1899) was the first American-bred horse to win the Epsom Derby. When four he became a 'bleeder' and thus his temperament changed and he became difficult to train. Pierre Lorillard IV (1883-1901) the American tobacco manufacturer and thoroughbred race horse owner and Iroquois’s owner decided to sent him back to the United States in 1883 where he won at the Stockbridge Cup. In 1886 he was purchased by William Hicks Jackson (1835-1903) a cotton planter, horse breeder, and general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War, who transported Iroquois to Belle Meade Plantation where he was a successful stud and had become leading sire by 1892.
In the Auckland Art Gallery.
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