The Late Fred Archer - with primrose body, cream sleeves and cap
 

THE LATE FRED ARCHER

(primrose body, cream sleeves & cap,
with signature)


Reference Number:- Sprake Number:- Godden Number:-
so 43 not recorded not recorded
 
Words:
Woven on silk:-
Archer's signature 

Printed at bottom of card-mount:-
WOVEN IN PURE SILK BY T STEVENS, COVENTRY

THE LATE
FRED. ARCHER. 

Size:
Card-mount:
cm deep by cm wide

silk:
cm high by cm wide

Comments:
by Sprake:
Sprake does not record this version of Archer 

by Godden:
Godden does not record this version of Archer.

Other comments:
The owner of these colours is unknown.
It will however be seen that the silk colours in the image above are faded, and the actual colours could be different to those described.
In comparison to other Archer silks, it is quite possible the image above, in its unfaded condition, would have an Orange body, with Blue sleeves and cap.
On a website reporting racing colours, in the 1886 entry it has:

BEN ALI (James Ben Ali Haggin)    Orange body, Blue sleeves and cap.
Haggin though, whilst a substantial thoroughbred breeder and owner, was in the USA, and I have no evidence he raced in England, nor that Archer rode any of his horses. Whilst there is a possibility the Archer portrait above is presented in Haggin's colours, it does seem unlikely.
 


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