Blackwood Jr., Currier & Ives

D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

Driver and horse trotting to right in image. Horse black, driver in grey striped pants, olive green jacket, white cap.

Harness racing became very popular in the 19th century. Many horse owners commissioned artists, such as John Cameron, to create portraits of the animals. Blackwood Jr. raced at Suffolk Park in Philadelphia in 1876, for the Champion Cup. Currier & Ives profited from the horse racing craze by selling images of famous races and horses to the American public.

Object Creator
Currier & Ives (American, 1834-1907)
Object Creation Date
Hand-colored lithograph
17 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds
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