The Great Metropolitan Stakes, Jerome Park, May 30, 1881
A terrific and large, nicely framed, hand-colored print of the finish of the famous race in front of Jerome Park‚s Clubhouse. In 1945, the Thoroughbred Racing Association published Thoroughbred Racing & Breeding, and in discussing racing prints of the 19th Century, page 215, stated two deserved special mention. One was Currier & Ives, "The Futurity Race at Sheepshead Bay," 1888, sold recently by Leland‚s in the Classic Auction ending March 2018. The other was this print by E. P. Sanguinetti. The book further wrote: "Both are exceptionally fine and rank with anything of the kind since produced, but are now very difficult to secure." The coloring is outstanding. Image is 32.75x20.75" and framed is 42.5x29.75". Condition NM.
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