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Belle Meade Plantation
Portrait #1151
Gamma
Subject/Title:
Gamma
Artist: Troye, Edward
Date Created: 1843
Owner/Location: Belle Meade Plantation
5025 Harding Road
Nashville, TN 37205
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Frame Dimensions: 28 3/4 x 34
Image Dimensions: 22 x 27 1/2
Date Documented: 25 September 2007
Materials/Media: Oil on Canvas
Condition: Good

Description: Portrait of a single gray mare in left profile standing in a field with green trees and hills on horizon.
History of Work: Frame is a giltwood molding with brass plaque stating, “Gamma/Edward Troye 1808 – 1874.”

Edward Troye was born in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1808, and traveled to England when was 14 years old in order to study art. He later traveled to the U.S., where he became one of the first artists to specialize in animal subjects, primarily race horses. In 1835 he announced his decision to specialize in “the noblest of animals’ the horse.
Notes:Gamma was a sister of Epsilon.

Location: East Side Hall


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