June 02, 20160 Comments
1897 Chromolithographs. 3.25” T x 19.25” W Each. The artist, C.B. Fish, was said to be “a master of the rare art of giving fire, life and action to his horses, while his backgrounds are so arranged as to most effectively throw out from the canvas the notable horses and drivers”. He has certainly done that with his rendition of the celebrated trotter Hopeful 2:14 3/4 with Dan Mace driving. The February 26, 1898 edition of The Spirit Of The Times called the chromolithograph of Nancy Hanks at Speed “Simply perfect in perspective and color and the likeness of the driver is amazingly lifelike.” The queen of American trotters, Nancy Hanks, is portrayed being driven by the master trainer Budd Doble. Wonderfully detailed pair of original chromolithographs and a must have for any serious collector of Standardbred history.