Henry Stull (Canadian/American, 1851–1913)
TENNY WITH SHELBY ‘PIKE’ BARNES UP
Oil on canvas, 12” x 15”
Signed, dated 1891
Criswick Associates, New York
“Tenny, The Swayback, was painted by Stull in black and white. A bay colt by Rayon d’Or, Tenny was foaled in 1886 and was the best horse of his day with the exception of Salvator. Tenny won 25 of 65 starts, including the 1891 Brooklyn Handicap, but in four races against Salvator — the Lawrence Realization, Suburban, Great Match, and Champion Stakes — he could not beat James Ben Ali Haggin’s chestnut colt.” — Frederick M. Burlew, The Blood-Horse, July 20, 1968
The black and white painting referred to here was owned by the National Museum of Racing at Saratoga in 1968.