(1808 - 1874)
Edward Troye was active/lived in Alabama, Kentucky / England, Switzerland. Edward Troye is known for racehorses, animal portraits, figures and landscape painting.
Biography Edward Troye
Born near Lausanne, Switzerland in 1808, Edward Troye became one of the
first United States artists to specialize in animal subjects. He
was the foremost mid-19th century painter of horses, creating nearly
360 paintings and numerous drawings. He also painted portraits of
leading preachers of the day including Reverend Joseph Stiles.
Other subjects were prize livestock and equestrian figure portraits
such as two equestrian portraits of General Winfield Scott", the Civil
War General. One of the portraits, commissioned by the Virginia
legislature before the outbreak of the Civil Was, was hung just before
the war by the artist on the east staircase of the House of
Representatives with the hope that someone woul
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