The Champion Trotting Stallion Nelson, by Young Rolfe, Dam Gretchen By Gideon, Currier & Ives

D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

Trotting horse and driver on track – bred, owned and driven by C. H. Nelson, Waterville, ME. Statistics of race records on print.

Currier & Ives celebrated the sport of horse-racing through a number of prints and specialized in producing portraits of champion horses, especially those that participated in harness-racing. The firm produced three versions of the print and all feature the stunning red coat and hat of the driver, C.H. Nelson (Charles Nelson).

Object Creator
Currier & Ives (American, 1834-1907)
Object Creation Date
Hand-colored lithograph
32 5/8 x 25 inches
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds
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