A color print of a black race horse ridden by a jockey who wears black boots, white breeches, a red jacket with black stripes on the sleeve, and a black cap. He is carrying a whip. There are three other mounted horses in the background. A grassy meadow is surrounded by trees.

Foaled by Aristides Welch in 1878 in Pennsylvania from Leamington and Maggie B. Trained by J. Pincus and notoriously difficult, on June 1, 1881 he became the first US bred and owned horse to win the Epsom Derby in Surrey, England. Iroquois was ridden by Fred Archer, nicknamed “The Tin Man,” who was originally scheduled to ride a different horse in the race. They later won the St. Leger Stakes at Doncaster Racecourse on September 14, 1881. He had not raced in the first race, the 2,000 Guinea Stakes, but if he had, Iroquois would have won the British Triple Crown. The excitement over his victories increased American racetrack attendance when he ultimately returned to American in July 1883 due to a bleeding condition. In 1886, Iroquois was purchased by wealthy Tennessee cotton planter William Hicks Jackson, a former general of the Confederacy, who moved Iroquois to the Belle Meade Plantation in Nashville, where he was put to stud. Iroquois became the leading American sire in 1892. He died on September 17, 1899 at age 22.

Henry Hall Sr. was born in 1808 in London. He served his apprenticeship as an engraver before moving to New York City in 1850 and establishing a successful engraving and publishing business in which he was joined in 1860 by his sons Henry Jr., Charles, and Alfred. Henry Jr. was interrupted when he was called to serve in the Civil War; the family firm made many Civil War portraits, historical scenes, and copies of works by American artists.

Date Made: after 1881

Publisher: A. H. Baily and CompanyGoupil & CompanyM. Knoedler & Co.Artist: Hall, HarryEngraver: Hester, E.G.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: England, London

Depicted: Horses


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Credit Line: Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.60.2827Catalog Number: 60.2827Accession Number: 228146

Object Name: engravingObject Type: Engraving

Physical Description: ink (overall material)paper (overall material)Measurements: image: 19 1/2 in x 25 7/8 in; 49.53 cm x 65.7225 cm


Record Id: nmah_325116

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