Exhibition catalogue, Coming Home Series: Edward Troye (1808-1878)
Coming Home Series: Edward Troye (1808-1874), published by the National Sporting Library & Museum, 144 pages with full-page color plates and illustrations. Paperback. $25 Non-members/$22.50 members
This comprehensive catalogue accompanies the 2014-2015 tandem Library and Museum exhibitions focusing on nineteenth-century equine artist Edward Troye (1808-1874). The essay, Edward Troye and His Biographers: The Archives of Harry Worcester Smith and Alexander Mackay-Smith, was researched and written by 2012/2013 John H. Daniels Fellow Martha Wolfe for the Library exhibition of documents, books, original sketches, paintings, and prints. The essay, Faithfulness to Nature: Paintings by Edward Troye, by the George L. Ohrstrom, Jr. Curator Claudia Pfeiffer was developed for the Museum loan exhibition of 42 paintings and sketches, including many of Troye’s most recognized portrayals of important race horses, jockeys, and trainers active in this country during the antebellum period; the artist’s first known surviving animal drawing; two acclaimed mural - sized paintings, A Bazaar in Damascus, 1856, and Syrian Ploughman, 1856; and his final painting, Waverly, 1872. Preface by Executive Director Melanie Leigh Mathewes and Foreword by Chairman Manuel H. Johnson.