Adrian Jones (British, 1845-1938)
MAJOR-GENERAL THOMAS EDMOND BYRNE’S AMPHION
Oil on canvas, 44” x 56”
Signed, dated 1891
$20,000. – 30,000.
Amphion, a chestnut colt, was bred by J. Chandler, foaled in 1886, sired by Rosebery, out of Suicide by Hermit. Major-General Thomas Edmond Byrne, of the Royal Artillery, owned and campaigned Amphion, whose most notable wins included the Doveridge Handicap (1889), the Jubilee Handicap (1889), the Fern Hill Stakes (1889), the New Biennial Stakes (1890), the Champion Stakes (1890), the March Stakes (1891), and the Rous Memorial Stakes (1891). As a stallion, Amphion’s most successful get were Amphora, Rampion, King Amphion, Altesse, Dieudonne, Sundridge and Lally. Amphion was humanely destroyed on October 30, 1906.