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Seabiscuit Whiskey Decanter Set w/ Tapered Old Fashion Glasses

Seabiscuit Whiskey Decanter Set w/ Tapered Old Fashion Glasses

$ 69.00

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In 1939 world famous sporting artist Richard E. Bishop was commissioned to create this exquisite rendering of Thoroughbred Champion Sea Biscuit. Seabiscuit (1933 –1947) was a champion Thoroughbred Racehorse foaled in Lexington, Kentucky on May 23, 1933 from the mare Swing On and sire Hard Tack, a son of Man o' War. Seabiscuit was named for his father, as hardtack or "sea biscuit", the name for a type of cracker eaten by sailors. A small horse, Seabiscuit had an inauspicious start to his racing career, but became an unlikely champion and a symbol of hope to many Americans during the Great Depression. Seabiscuit was the subject of a film by Charles Howard called Seabiscuit: the Lost Documentary (1939); a Shirley Temple film, The Story of Seabiscuit (1949); a book, Seabiscuit: An American Legend (2001) by Laura Hillenbrand; and a film adaptation of Hillenbrand's book, Seabiscuit (2003) that was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.

The black on glass etching is sophisticated enough but the platinum trimmed crystal puts it over the top. A must have for all who share the appreciation of throroughbred champions.                                     

Born in Syracuse, New York in 1887, Richard E. Bishop was a noted painter, etcher, and writer.  He graduated from Cornell University and continued his studies at the Graphic Sketch Club in New York City. In 1924, his Canada Geese was awarded the Charles Lea Prize from the Philadelphia Print Club.

Bishop's paintings and prints may be found in the Honolulu Art Museum, the Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

An artist internationally known for his wildlife prints, Bishop illustrated the book Prairie Wings by Edgar Queeney and, in 1936, published Bishop's Birds. 
He was the original artist for the prestigious Federal Duck Stamp program at its inaugural in 1936.

The artist died in 1975 at the age of 87. 

  • Includes: (1) Decanter & (4) 14 oz. Double Old fashion glasses
  • Weight: 1 lb
  • Shipped with Gift box

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