Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Edward Troye

The grave of Kentucky artist Edward Troye, spotted in Georgetown Cemetery.

Troye was born July 12, 1808 in Switzerland and died July 25, 1874 in Georgetown, KY. Primarily known as a painter of Kentucky racehorses, Troye also did many religious paintings inspired by a visit to the Holy Land, as well as portraits of people such as Rev. Joseph C. Stiles and General Winfield Scott (the latter portrait currently hangs in the U.S. Capitol Building).

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