1882 Fred Archer & World's Greatest Jockeys Huge Lithograph - Only One Known
An impressively old lithograph, this presents very well with bold colors, contrast and detail. Showing images of the top 18 jockeys of the late 19th century embedded in a horseshoe design, it features riders: Wood, Cannon, Fordham, Morbey, Loates, Morgan, Rossiter, Lemaire, Osborne, MacDonald (thrown off Buchanan at Liverpool and died from injuries Nov 12, 1881), Goater, Snowden, Luke, Gallon, Fagan, Barrett, and Webb. A huge portrait of Fred Archer in the middle alludes to his dominant reign and status. Archer was a jockey in England, winning Championship Jockey honors for 13 consecutive years before taking his life in 1886 at the age of 29. Framed to 27.5x35", it has a few minor small pinholes that are barely noticeable, in EX condition overall. Frame has some cracks in the wood and separation of the seams.