"Petrarch" (Archibald FitzRoy George Hay, 13th Earl of Kinnoull (20 June 1855 – 7 February 1916) whilst styled as Viscount Dupplin (from 1886 until 1897))
By 'Spy' (Sir Leslie Matthew Ward (1851–1922))
Printed on wove paper
Published in "Vanity Fair" by Vincent Brooks, Day & Son Ltd
44 cm x 34 cm (framed)
A portrait of the Scottish peer, soldier and racehorse owner Archibald FitzRoy George Hay, 13th Earl of Kinnoull (20 June 1855 – 7 February 1916) whilst he was still styled as Viscount Dupplin. Lettered beneath the image "Petrarch" and with the publication details "VANITY FAIR" top left; "Septr. 13 1876" top right; "Vincent Brooks, Day & Son Lt.d Lith." lower left. Signed with Leslie Ward's "Spy" signature (within the image).
The title of the print "Petrarch" derives from Viscount Dupplin's ownership of the horse of the same name which, as a three-year-old in 1876 (the year of this print), won two of the three races which comprise British horseracing's "Triple Crown" (taking that year's 2000 Guineas at Newmarket and Doncaster St Leger.
Originally appeared as "Vanity Fair " 'Men of the Day. No. 138.'
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