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August Belmont 1891 Currier & Ives Chromolithograph

August Belmont 1891 Currier & Ives Chromolithograph

Offered here is a chromolithograph of the steeds of August Belmont, best known for the Triple Crown race named in his honor, The Belmont Stakes. Here's a stunning image of two Belmont-owned horses, Potomac and Masher, who finished first and second respectively in the Futurity Stakes in 1890, as Hall of Fame jockey Anthony Hamilton and Martin Bergen are "up." This hand-colored lithograph is by Charles Zellinsky, their #1 artist. Currier & Ives was a top printmaking firm of the era based in New York City. They popularized American life for the masses, from President Lincoln to Our National Game (sells for $100,000 plus). Offered in its original frame, high grade NRMT condition, and measures overall 33.5x27.5". Titled: Mr. August Belmont's: Potomac (Hamilton Up) and Masher (Bergen Up): by St. Blaise, dam Susquehanna by Lexington. By the Ill Used, dam Magnetism by Kingfisher.

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