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Framed aquatint depicting Iroquois, first American Thoroughbred to win the Epsom Derby (England) in 1881, Property of Mr. P. Lorillard, after the painting by E. Gilbert, published 1881 by G.P. McQueen, Steifbold & Co. Berlin. Framed in later beaded giltwood frame. 18 1/2" x 21" Sight, 29" H x 31 1/4" W Framed. Provenance: Estate of A. Welling LaGrone Jr., Nashville, Tenn. Note: Sired by Learnington and bred in Pennsylvania, Iroquois was one of the most important race horses of the late 19th century. In addition to his victory at the Epsom Derby, Iroquois won 7 other major British races including the St. Leger Stakes. After developing medical problems, Iroquois returned to the U.S. and rarely raced. In 1886, he was purchased by Gen. William Hicks Jackson, owner of Belle Meade Plantation in Nashville, TN, and put out to stud. Iroquois won the Leading Sire of North America Award in 1892 and died in 1899 at the age of 22. Condition: Light toning.