Rare Print of 1899 Derby & Triple Crown Winning Horse “Flying Fox”

Rare Print of 1899 Derby & Triple Crown Winning Horse “Flying Fox”

Code: 11024


H: 50.2cm (19.8")W: 60.4cm (23.8")


The Duke of Westminster's Horse "Flying Fox"
After Alfred Charles Havell (1855-1928)
Colour printed photogravure with hand tinted finish
Published by Messrs. Fores, Piccadilly
London, 1899

43.2 cm high x 53.5 cm wide (image)
50.2 cm high x 60.4 cm wide (framed)

In its original late Victorian/Edwardian dark oak frame.

Lettered beneath the image with the title "Flying Fox / By Orme - Vampire" / The Property of His Grace the Duke of Westminster / From the Original Picture by A.C. Havell. / Winner of the 2000 Gs. Derby & St Leger 1899.


Publication details Published Aug 1st 1899 by Messrs. Fores, 41 Piccadilly, London.

A fine copy of this excellent image of the 1899 English Horseracing Triple Crown Winner "Flying Fox" (1896–1911). The horse depicted on Epsom Downs with the celebrated jockey Mornington "Morny" Cannon up in the saddle, wearing the famous silks of yellow jacket and black cap belonging to his owner, Hugh Grosvenor, 1st Duke of Westminster. "Flying Fox" was trained by John Porter, the most successful trainer of the Victorian era. He was ridden in all three of his English Classic "Triple Crown" winning races by the celebrated jockey Morny Cannon.

Alfred Charles Havell was a member of the Havell family which included John James Audubon's engraver and printer: Robert Havell, Jr. Alfred Charles Havell first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1878 and soon afterwards took up commissions with Messrs. Fores to record important racehorses of the day for subsequent publication. He effectively became their retained in-house artist with a studio in their premises, a connection which continued until his death in 1928.

For prints by Havell see p.115-116, Charles Lane, "British Racing Prints 1700-1940", London, The Sportsman's Press, 1990