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Object Name Print
Title Argile
Catalog Number 1986.26.2
Creator Hinshelwood, Robert
Date ca. 1850
Material(s) Ink on paper
Dimensions H-13.75 W-18.5 inches
Description This black and white engraving features a thoroughbred horse at center with a tree in the right middle ground and a farm house and barn in the background. An inscription at the bottom includes the name of the horse "Argyle," plus breeding details and artists' names.
This print was produced for the New York Spirit of the Times Magazine.

William T. Porter and his brothers started the Spirit of the Times in 1831. By 1839, the Spirit was the most popular sporting journal in the United States. By 1856, all of the Porter brothers were dead except William. The paper split at some point, one branch called the Spirit of the Times, the other Porter's Spirit of the Times.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
People Troye, Edward
Hinshelwood, Robert
Subjects Horse racing
Search Terms Lexington (Ky.)
horse breeding
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS