Edward Troye (1808-1874) was well-known for his portraits of Thoroughbred horses, and is considered North America’s first important portrait and landscape painter. He accompanied horse breeder Alexander Keene Richards to Turkey and Syria where Troye documented his travels in search of Arabian horses to improve his Thoroughbred breeding stock.

Portrait of A. Keene Richards with Mokladi, 1854. Keene R. Kelley collection.

“Bazaar in Damascus,” 1856. Bethany College.

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