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Aaron and Driver, as Running the first Heat at Maidenhead.
Aaron and Driver, as Running the first Heat at Maidenhead. 64.
[Richard Roper.]
Pub. by Sayer & Bennett, Map, Chart & Printsellers, London. [n.d. c.1760.]
Copper engraving. Plate 140 x 177mm. 5½ x 7". Uncut.
A depiction of the first heat run in a match between Mr Lamego's chestnust, Driver, and Mr Roger's bay, Aaron. Driver won the first heat; the two horses gallop towards a finishing-post on the left, whipped-on by their jockeys. Race meetings were held at Maidenhead until c.1815.
Tate Britain: T02367 [third heat].
[Ref: 21715]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Plan of the Aintree Race Ground, near Liverpool.
Plan of the Aintree Race Ground, near Liverpool. Shewing the various Courses. 1842.
Drawn & Engraved by G. Tattersall.
London. Published March 1st 1842 by R. Ackermann, 191 Regent Street.
Rare etching, platemark 160 x 250mm (6¼ x 9¾").
Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool. The hotelier and sports promoter William Lynn (1792-1870), who had leased the Waterloo Hotel in Aintree in 1820, leased the racecourse in 1829 (probably as a way of attracting customers to his hotel), erected a grandstand, and was soon organizing three meetings a year. By the time this print was published, however, the artistocracy had become involved. Lynn's name had been removed from the card (he was declared bankrupt in 1844), and the 'Grand National' (which some consider to have begun in the 1830s) was officially adopted in 1847 for the national racing event at the course.
[Ref: 41083]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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American Eclipse.
American Eclipse.
Fisher P.b. Anderson.
[n.d., c.1825.]
Wood engraving, rare. Sheet: 225 x 130mm, (9 x 5").
Illustration from 'The Sporting Magazine' of American Eclipse (1814-47) an undefeated thoroughbred American racehorse.
[Ref: 36333]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Baccalaur.
Baccalaur.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Etching with hand colour, scarce. Sheet 380 x 480mm (15 x 19"). Trimmed within plate, small tear in top edge.
A portrait of a grey horse with curled forelock, mane and tail, in the style of James Ward's 'Celebrated Horses'. However we have been unable to trace anything about either horse, artist or engraver.
[Ref: 46196]   £360.00  
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The Pedigree and Performances of Bay Malton. The Pedigree & Perfomances of the Grey Horse Gimcrack.
The Pedigree and Performances of Bay Malton. The Pedigree & Perfomances of the Grey Horse Gimcrack. Inscribed to the Noble & most Hon.ble. Charles Watson Wentworth, Marquiss of Rockingham; By his Lordship's most Obedient & Devoted Servant, Reginald Heber.
Fra. Sartorius pinx. R. Houston del. et.fecit.
Publish'd accordin tp Act of Parliament 10th March 1766, by R. Heber, in Chancery Lane, & Rob.t. Sayer, Map & Printseller, in Fleet Street.
Mezzotint, very fine. Plate: 460 x 335mm, (18 x 13¼"). Frame: 675 x 560mm, (26½ x 22"). Large margins. Unexamined out of frame.
Depiction of the race at Newarket in 1765 in which Bay Malton (1760-1785), owned by the Marquiss of Rockingham, beat Gimcrack who was considered to be the best horse at Newmarket. Detailed descriptions of the pedigree and history of both Gimcrack and Bay Malton beneath title.
[Ref: 37475]   £690.00  
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A Race of the Beacon Course at Newmarket.
A Race of the Beacon Course at Newmarket. 242.
F.Sartorius pinx.t. R.Houston fecit.
London, Printed for Rob.t Sayer. No 53 Fleet Street, Published as the Act directs 20. Aug 1786.
Mezzotint. Plate 248 x 355mm. 9¾ x 14" Crease to lower right corner.
Three horses racing right to left along a track, the foremost approaching a post marked 'Turn of the Lands' and looking back over his shoulder at the two behind, while the other jockeys raise their whips to urge their horses onward.
Siltzer: undescribed. CS: undescribed. Lennox-Boyd database records this as state ii of iii.
[Ref: 5356]   £390.00  
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Brisley Races  Wednesday, June 3rd, 1846.
Brisley Races Wednesday, June 3rd, 1846. A Sweepstakes Of 10s. each, with Five Sovereigns added, For Horses of All Ages;
J. Philo, Printer, Swaffham. [1846.]
Letterpress broadside advertising a race meeting, with wood engraved vignette of a race; sheet 485 x 250mm, 19 x 9¾". Crease through lower left corner; generally good condition.
A very scarce, perhaps unrecorded, bill poster, locally published in Norfolk to advertise a race meeting in the village of Brisley; involving thoroughbred racers, hunters, ponies and donkeys. A very attractive piece of popular printing, illustrated with an image of horses racing past crowds and stands.
Provenance: from a scrap album compiled c.1840 - 1880 by Alfred Towgood of Riverside, a paper mill owner at St. Neots, Huntingdon. He was also a Lieutenant in the Duke of Manchester's Light Horse.
[Ref: 16456]   £360.00  
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Brushing in, To Catch others.
Brushing in, To Catch others.
J. Seymour inv.t.. T. Burford delin et fecit.
Published 12th May, 1794 by Laurie & Whittle, 53, Fleet Street London.
Mezzotint. 250 x 350mm. Short printer's crease, some foxing.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
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A Country Race Course with Horses Preparing to Start. Une Course des Chéveaux Les Chéveaux se preparent a Courir.
A Country Race Course with Horses Preparing to Start. Une Course des Chéveaux Les Chéveaux se preparent a Courir.
W.Mason Esq.r delin.r. Aquatinta by F.Jukes. Engraved by J. Jenkins.
Publish'd May 20 1786, as the Act directs. By R. Pollard, Braynes Row, Spa Fields.
Sepia aquatint and etching. Plate 515 x 691mm (20¼ x 27¼"). Small tear into lower edge, laid on card.
The atmosphere of a racecourse vividly depicted. In the foreground are a mix of spectators, including a man wearing a star. The back of a post-chaise in which sits a lady serves as platform for a sailor and a man supported on the shoulders of a fat woman. A horse has just been stripped, and is about to be given a draught of wine; a jockey surreptitiously takes money from a man (right). Another jockey sits on his horse. In the middle distance, behind rails, are more spectators, on horseback, on a coach, and in a cart. Four men are in the judge's box, one blows a trumpet. Behind (left) is a row of four crowded stands, three of which are: 'Grand Betting Stand by T M Sweap-all'; 'Red-Lyon'; 'Ladies Booth'. In the background are more spectators, coaches and horses, against an undulating landscape.
EX: Broadlands Collection; Siltzer: P.334. BM Satires: 8255.
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"Derby Day" [in pencil lower left outside image.]
George H.J. Day [pencil signature lower right.]
[n.d. c.1910.]
Etching. Plate 254 x 336mm. 10 x 13¼". Laid on board, with foxing and faint mount burn. Damage top left and vertical crease on left.
Derby Day at Epsom Downs. Here the grandstand in the distance, with a fun fair and other spectators in the foreground; make-shift tents and grandstands can be seen in every direction.
[Ref: 18901]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Derby Day at Flemington.
The Derby Day at Flemington.
Goupil after Carl Kahler.
Melbourne. Published January 1st 1890 by Pfaff Pinscher & Co 13 Flinders Lane West
Photogravure on india paper. 620 x 900mm.
The scene is the 1886 VRC Derby with the winner, Trident, in the winner’s enclosure with the winning post in the background. There are over 70 portraits including the painter of the picture, Carl Kahler (he stands on the right looking down with his hands in his pockets). A fascinating social study and an important Australian racing print. Kahler (1856-1906) was an Austrian who arrived in Melbourne in 1885 and became a portrait-painter. He is best known for his three paintings of Flemington which hang in the Committee Room of the Victorian Racing Club.
[Ref: 3513]   £750.00  
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Doncaster Gold Cup for 1825.
Doncaster Gold Cup for 1825.
Seymour Del. Sears, sc.
[London: Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1825.]
Wood engraving. Sheet 210 x 135mm (8¼ x 5¼").
A sketch of that year's Doncaster Gold Cup, published in 'The Annals of Sporting and Fancy Gazette'.
[Ref: 39103]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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The Doncaster Gold Cup for 1826.
The Doncaster Gold Cup for 1826. Two Hundred Guineas Value.
[London: Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1826.]
Wood engraving. Sheet 210 x 135mm (8¼ x 5¼").
A sketch of that year's Doncaster Gold Cup, published in 'The Annals of Sporting and Fancy Gazette'.
[Ref: 39105]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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The Doncaster Gold Cup, for 1827.
The Doncaster Gold Cup, for 1827.
[London: Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1826.]
Wood engraving. Sheet 210 x 135mm (8¼ x 5¼"). Surface soiling.
A sketch of that year's Doncaster Gold Cup, published in 'The Annals of Sporting and Fancy Gazette'.
[Ref: 39106]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Eagle beating Eleanor.
Eagle beating Eleanor. A Match for 200 Gs. run accross the Flat Newmarket - Oct.r Meeting 1804.
I. Whessell pinxt.
Published March 1, 1809 by Edward Orme, Printseller to the King Engraver & Publisher Bond St.r, corner of Brook St. London.
Mezzotint with very fine colour. 387mm x 293mm (15¼ x 11½"). Trimmed to plate mark and mounted with false margins in keeping with contemporary practise
Eagle, sired by Volunteer, was described by the Sporting Magazine of 1806 as 'the finest Horse ever seen, and was superior in speed to Any horse in England of his time'. He was the first major stud export to America. This print was stored in a contemporary album, maintaining the quality of the colour.
Not found in Siltzer.
[Ref: 45847]   £1,950.00  
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Eclipse is the property of Denis O'Kelly Esq.r was bred by ye late D. of Cumberland & was bou.t by M.r Wildman...
Eclipse is the property of Denis O'Kelly Esq.r was bred by ye late D. of Cumberland & was bou.t by M.r Wildman...
G. Stubbs Pinx.t. G. T. Stubbs Sculp.t.
Pub.d. Jan. 1. 1789 by J. Harris. Sweeti.s Alley, & N.o 8 Broad S.t London.
Colour printed mezzotint with additional hand-colour. Plate: 350 x 290mm (13¾ x 11½") large margins. Two repaired tears at bottom platemark.
A portrait of the famous racehorce Eclipse, with a jockey. Eclipse ran for two unbeated seasons and was then put to stud and sired 334 winners, his owner O'Kelly claimed to have made £25,000 out of him. A reverse copy of an earlier 1772 engraving engraved by Thomas Burke.
C L-B et al. 50 II of II.
[Ref: 42039]   £950.00  

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Plan and Survey of Egham Race Course; in the County of Surrey; with Notes Referring to an Appendix; by Wm. Kemp.
Plan and Survey of Egham Race Course; in the County of Surrey; with Notes Referring to an Appendix; by Wm. Kemp. To His Royal Highness The Duke of York; This Plate, being No.6 of a Series of Surveys, of the Principal Race Courses in England; is most Respectfully Dedicated, by His most obedient, and very humble Servant, [facsimile signature:] Wm. Kemp.
Davies sc. 34 Compton St. Brunsw.k Sq.re.
London, Published by Sherwood, Jones & Co. Paternoster Row. [n.d. c.1825.]
Hand-coloured engraving. 216 x 280mm. 8½ x 11". Two vertical folds as published. Small tear into left-hand fold.
Egham Racecourse was situated in Runnymede Meadows from 1734-1884 before the racing was moved to Kempton Park, due to large gangs of London pickpockets invading the Egham meetings.
[Ref: 19557]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[Epsom Derby Day?]
[Epsom Derby Day?]
[n.d., c.1870.]
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 415 x 580mm, 16½ x 23". Trimmed into image, laid on card.
A crowd scene at the races, with acrobats, musicians including a one-man-band, and children selling flowers.
[Ref: 9267]   £360.00  
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Finish'd Horses.
Finish'd Horses. Match'em and Trojan Running at New - Market.
J. Smith Pin. W. E. Elliot Sculp.
Publish'd 1769 by J. Boydell, Engraver No. 9 Cheapside, London.
Engraving, very scarce. Sheet size: 385 x 540mm (15¼ x 21¼"). Trimmed inside platemark.
A scene at the finish of the race between horses 'Match'em' and 'Trojan', at Newmarket. As the horses pass the winning post to the right, an onlooker waves them on below, with numerous riders on horse back also watching from the sides.
See Siltzer: P. 256. From Gilbey Collection.
[Ref: 33425]   £920.00  
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Ferozepore Races. Second Day. December 1842. First. The Ellenborough Cup on its Terms. Second. 50 Gold Mohurs from the Fund, all Horses, Heats Round the Course....Third. 30 Gold Mohurs from the Fund, added to a Sweepstakes of 5 Gold Mohurs, for all Maiden
Ferozepore Races. Second Day. December 1842. First. The Ellenborough Cup on its Terms. Second. 50 Gold Mohurs from the Fund, all Horses, Heats Round the Course....Third. 30 Gold Mohurs from the Fund, added to a Sweepstakes of 5 Gold Mohurs, for all Maiden Galloways, 14 hands, to carry 9st. 7lbs. 1¼ mile, Heats. Fourth. Great Welter of 30 Gold Mohurs, added to a Sweepstakes of 10 Gold Mohurs each, for all Horses 11st. 7lbs. Arabs allowed 4lbs. and Maidens 5lbs. G.R. Round the Course and a distance. Ferozepore Races, - Second Day, December 27, 1842. To start at One P.M. First Race. A Cup value 1,000 Rupees, given by the Governor General, added to a Sweepstakes of 10 G.M. each, for horses…Second Race. 50 G.M. for all horses. Heats R.C. Arabs, 9st…The winner of the Maiden Arabs, first day not allowed 5lbs….Third Race. 30 G.M. for all Maiden Galloways, 14 hands, to carry 9-7, 1¼ mile heats added to a Sweepstakes of 5 G.M….Fourth Race. Great Welter of 30 G.M….R. Knatchbull, Secretary. N.B.-Gentlemen are particularly requested to remit their subscriptions to Major Parson, or the Secretary, Horse Artillery Camp…Ferozepore Races, - Third Day, December 29, 1842. Lancer Cup, - 1842-43. First Race, A Gold Cup, value One Thousand Rupees, given by the Officers of Her Majesty’s 16th Lancers, for all horses…Subscriptions to be sent to Captain Reynolds, H.M’s 16th Lancers…In case of any difference arising relating to these terms, the same to be decided by the Officers of the Regiment, or such person or persons as they shall appoint…Second Race. The Little Welter of 10 Gold Mohurs each, with 20 Gold Mohurs from the Fund…Third Race. Charger Stakes of 15 Gold Mohurs, added to a Sweepstakes of 2 Gold Mohurs, ½ mile, G.R. same terms as regards qualifications as the Lancer Tankard…Fourth Race. 25 Gold Mohurs for all horses ½ mile heats…R. Knatchbull, Secretary. [&] A Day with the Etawah Hunt, a 25 Minutes run.
[1842.] Bellin & Co. lith.
Letterpress, three pages, and one lithograph, 4 items, very scarce collection. Sheet 432 x 260mm. 17 x 10¼".
Firzopur, India on the banks of the Sutlej River was of great strategic importance to the British during the First Anglo-Sikh War. This particular racing event was during the time of Edward Law, 1st Earl of Ellenborough (1790-1871) who was Governor-General of India between 1842 and 1844. His governance was riddled with criticism as Ellenborough was sent to “restore peace to Asia” but the whole term of his office was occupied by war. These races took place in the December of his first year. When Ellenborough arrived, he discussed the possibilities of a military occupation of the Punjab, and soon after infantry reinforcements began to arrive at the frontier posts of Firozpur and Ludhiana. [&] Etawah is on the Yamuna River and was an important centre for the Revolt of 1857.
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[Cheval que l'on promène avant la course]
[Cheval que l'on promène avant la course]
Géricault
Lith. de G. Engelmann
Lithograph, printed area 105 x 160mm (4 x 6¼"). Foxing; 'No. 13' in ms top right.
Horse and jockey; other horses in background. From 'Études de chevaux d'après nature' (1822) by Théodore Géricault (1791-1824). Prior to 1822, Géricault had been able to live without much thought to the saleability of his works owing to a comfortable annuity he received following the death of his mother. However, the loss of part of his fortune in 1822 required him to produce work designed to appeal to dealers and collectors, with pictures of horses forming a large part of his output at this time (although he had painted horses throughout his brief career). Before making this print, Géricault had recently spent time in England where he imitated the popular English racing picture in his 'Epsom Downs Derby' (Louvre).
Delteil 58
[Ref: 35584]   £230.00  
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Sir Harry Tempest Vanes Horse Hambletonian, Preparing to Start against Mr. Cookson's Diamond,
Sir Harry Tempest Vanes Horse Hambletonian, Preparing to Start against Mr. Cookson's Diamond, over the Beacon Course at Newmarket, for a Match of Three Thousand Guineas, a Side half forfeit. Hambletonian carried 8 stone 3 pounds. and was rode by Mr. Buckle. Diamond was rode by Mr. Dennis Fitzpatrick and carried 8 stone. this Race was run at the Craven Meeting on Monday, March, 25. 1799.
J. N. Sartorious Pinxit. Whessell Fecit.
Published March 1. 1800 by John Harris. No. 3, Sweetings Alley, Cornhill & No. 8. Old Broad Steet, London.
Stipple, rare. Sheet size: 365 x 510mm (14¼ x 20"). Trimmed to image and around title.
Two horses, Hambletonian at left and Diamond to the right, with jockeys approaching the start before their race at Newmarket on March 25 1799, the owners watching from either side, one at the corner of a building to the right.
See Siltzer: P.243; From Gilbey Collection.
[Ref: 33423]   £580.00  
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To Edward Griffiths, Esq.re of Newcourt, this Print of The Hereford Grand Stand, Is most respectfully dedicated, by his obliged Servant, The Publisher.
To Edward Griffiths, Esq.re of Newcourt, this Print of The Hereford Grand Stand, Is most respectfully dedicated, by his obliged Servant, The Publisher.
[n.d. c.1850.]
Lithograph, framed. Visible area 297 x 394mm. 11¾ x 15½".
A view of horse racing past the grand stand at Hereford Racecourse. It is a thoroughbred horse racing venue which was opened in 1771 and is almost square in shape with a circuit of about half-a-mile.
[Ref: 25134]   £320.00  
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[Set of 4]  The High Mettled Racer.
[Set of 4] The High Mettled Racer.
Painted by D. Wolstenholme. Engraved by D. Wolstenholme Junr.
London Pub, June 4, 1817 by D. Wolstenholme, 279 Strand.
Four coloured aquatints. 345 x 240mm.
Four plates with title centre and Verses 1-4 left and right of title. Plate I. slight discolouration in paper visible from reverse. Plate II. As per 'I'. Plate III. As previouis, with repaired tear through left margin in to plate top left, Watermark 1825. Plate IV. As with plate 'I' & 'II'.
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The High Mettled Racer.
The High Mettled Racer. The Foal./ In Training./ The Racer./ The Hunter./ The Post Horse./ The Death.
H. Alken Del. H. Alken & T. Sutherland Sculpt.
London, Published March 1. 1821, by S. & J. Fuller at their Sporting Gallery, 34, Rathbone Place.
Set of six coloured aquatints, each 355 x 430mm. 13¾ x 17".
A fine set of this famous sporting series, depicting the life story of a race horse, on Whatman paper watermarked 1864. Matching colour.
Siltzer: pg.59.
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The High Mettled Racer.
The High Mettled Racer. The Foal./ In Training./ The Racer./ The Hunter./ The Post Horse./ The Death.
H. Alken Del. H. Alken & T. Sutherland Sculpt.
London, Published March 1. 1821, by S&J Fuller at their Sporting Gallery, 34, Rathbone Place.
Set of six coloured aquatints, each 355 x 430mm. 13¾ x 17". Plate II slightly stained.
A fine first state set of this famous sporting series, depicting the life story of a race horse, on Whatman paper watermarked 1820.
Siltzer: pg.59.
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The Horse Race.
The Horse Race.
London, Published 1826 by J. Brooker, 5, Southampton Row, Russell Sq.r
Lithograph, very rare. Sheet 265 x 405mm, 10½ x 16". Trimmed, some spotting,
Asatirical scene of an amateur horse race. Bringing up up the rear is a cart-horse.
[Ref: 24698]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Horse Race.]
[The Horse Race.]
Gericault pinx.t P. de Laage lith.
Imp. A Lemercier. Paris. [n.d. c.1824.]
Lithograph on india paper with very large margins. Image area 280 x 368mm (11 x 14½").
The Horse Race; three horses galloping along an open track. Géricault's original painting is held in the Musée du Louvre, Paris.
[Ref: 28676]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Scene at a racing meeting.]
[Scene at a racing meeting.]
[n.d., c.1815.]
Etching and aquatint, proof before letters, sheet 180 x 270mm. 7 x 10¾". Crease to lower left-hand corner.
Several figures, horses and dogs, some men drinking in a tent; a carriage, packed grandstands and the horse race in the background. Scarce, probably from a series of scenes at the races similar to series of aquatints first published by Charles Turner in October 1807, and by Richards, 344 Strand, London, in June 1814.
See Whitman: 906/907/908, 'Sketch from a Race Ground' etc. Siltzer: undescribed.
[Ref: 13859]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Manifesto Delle Corse di Cavalli che avranno luogo nel Giovedi` 24 Febbraio 1848 a Tor di Quinto.
Manifesto Delle Corse di Cavalli che avranno luogo nel Giovedi` 24 Febbraio 1848 a Tor di Quinto. Corsa Prima. Per i cavalli detti cavalcature appartenenti agli affittuarii delle tenute... Corsa Seconda. Handicap Per i Cavalli di ogni razza e qualità, equilibrati con pesi diversi... Corsa Terza. Steeple-chase ossia corsa al Campanile, per i Cavalli di ogni età, peso lib. 161 inglese, prezzo d’ammissione 15 Napoleoni d’oro... Corsa Quarta. Steeple chase ossia Corsa al Campanile, per i Cavalli Romani di ogni età, peso lib. 154 Inglese, prezzo d’ammissione Scudi 20, aggiunti ad un premio di Scudi 100.
[1848.]
Scarce letterpress. 330 x 228mm. 13 x 9".
A programme for a horse-racing event held on 24th February 1848 in Rome, the day that marked the change in leadership in France during the revolution. The races include some racers such as George William Featherstonhaugh, a British geologist and geographer who initiated the Albany and Schenectady Railroad and was a surveyor of the Louisiana Purchase for the American Government; Conte Branticki; Prince Odescalchi, of the aristocratic Roman family; and Count Litchfield.
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[An Indian jockey.]
[An Indian jockey.]
[Anon., Britsh/Indian, n.d., c.1820s.]
Hand-coloured etching, scarce, separately issued, sheet 125 x 205mm. 5 x 8". Margins trimmed; left and right sheet edges folded back.
A grey horse, with cropped tail and mane, facing right, an Indian jockey up in red colours, with moustache, turban, and holding whip; against a landscape and sky. An intriguing early depiction of an indigenous Indian sportsman.
[Ref: 25028]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Meynell Hunt Spring Races, Over Derby Race Course, On Thursday the 6th of April, 1820. To Start at One o'Clock Precisely. A Sweepstakes of Five Guineas each, by Members of the Club, for Horses not thorough bred, &c. &c. &c. Two-mile heats.---Gentlemen
Meynell Hunt Spring Races, Over Derby Race Course, On Thursday the 6th of April, 1820. To Start at One o'Clock Precisely. A Sweepstakes of Five Guineas each, by Members of the Club, for Horses not thorough bred, &c. &c. &c. Two-mile heats.---Gentlemen Riders...Same Day, a Silver Culp, value 20gs. with 30gs. added, and 10gs. to the second Horse, given by the Gentlemen of the Hunt, for Horses not thorough bred, that never started, paid, or received forfeit previous to the day of naming, bonafide the property of Farmers occupying not less than 60 acres of land in the Counties of Derby...Henry Meynell, Esq. A.N.E. Mosley, Esq. Stewards. Thomas Brearey, Clerk of the Course...All Persons in any way connected with the racing, are particularly requested to be punctual to the periods of starting. Carriages and Horses to pay as usual at the entrance to the Siddals.
Printed by James Plant, Sadlergate-Bridge. [1820.]
Printed letterpress; results inked in places. 266 x 152mm. 10½ x 6". Some staining, creasing.
A printed programmed of entrants and details of the Meynell Hunt Spring Races held at the Derby Racecourse, 1820. Henry Meynell (1789-1865) was a gentleman usher to George IV (1820-1830), to William IV (1830-1831) and later appointed Groom in Waiting to Victoria (1841-1845).
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Meynell Hunt Spring Races, Over Derby Race Course, On Thursday the 5th Day of April, 1821. To Start at One o'Clock precisely...Farmers' Cup. A Silver Cup of 20gs. value, with 30gs added, and 10gs. to the second Horse, given by the Gentlemen of the Meynell
Meynell Hunt Spring Races, Over Derby Race Course, On Thursday the 5th Day of April, 1821. To Start at One o'Clock precisely...Farmers' Cup. A Silver Cup of 20gs. value, with 30gs added, and 10gs. to the second Horse, given by the Gentlemen of the Meynell Hunt...The Ten Guineas Stakes did not fill. All Disputes to Settled by the Stewards. Ordinary at the George Hotel. Dinner on the table at half-past five o'clock. The Hon. H.M. Cavendish, C. Heathcote, Esq. Stewards. Thomas Brearey, Clerk of the Course....All Persons in any way connected with the racing, are particularly requested to be punctual to the periods of starting. Carriages and Horses to pay as usual at the entrance to the Siddals.
J. Drewey, Printers. Derby. [1821.]
Printed letterpress, rare, inked in places. 215 x 135mm. 8½ x 5¼". Creasing and some holes, some staining.
A printed programmed of entrants and details of the Meynell Hunt Spring Races held at the Derby Racecourse, 1821.
[Ref: 26203]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Newmarket] A View of the Round Course or Plate Course with divers jockeys and Horses
[Newmarket] A View of the Round Course or Plate Course with divers jockeys and Horses in different Actions and Postures going to start for the Kings Plate at New Market.
Tillimans Pinx. J.s Sympson and J.n Lord [ex].
[n.d., c.1730.]
Rare engraving; 18th century watermark. 450 x 310mm (17¾ x 12¼"); large margins. Creasing.
The artist, Peter Tillemans (1684-1734), was born in Antwerp and moved to England in 1708. He specialised in sporting and landscape paintings.
Not in Siltzer.
[Ref: 40610]   £340.00  
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[Newmarket] A View of the Round Course or Plate Course with divers jockeys and Horses
[Newmarket] A View of the Round Course or Plate Course with divers jockeys and Horses in different Actions and Postures going to start for the Kings Plate at New Market.
Tillimans Pinx. [Peter Tillemans] J.s Sympson and J.n Lord [ex].
[n.d., c.1730.]
Very rare coloured engraving. Sheet 295 x 420mm (11½ x 16½"). Trimmed within plate, false margins added, laid on card.
The artist, Peter Tillemans (1684-1734), was born in Antwerp and moved to England in 1708. He specialised in sporting and landscape paintings.
Not in Siltzer.
[Ref: 40442]   £240.00  
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A Race over the Round Course at Newmarket for the King's Plate.
A Race over the Round Course at Newmarket for the King's Plate.
F.Sartorius pinxt. R. Houston fecit.
London, Printed for R. Sayer No. 53 Fleet Street, Published as the Act directs 20 Aug. 1770.
Mezzotint, 250 x 350mm. 9¾ x 13¾".
A fine impression on watermarked laid paper. Inscribed '496' lower right.
[Ref: 8531]   £480.00  
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Northumberland Races 1826
Northumberland Races 1826 County Plate
[Anon, c.1830]
Etching, platemark 225 x 440mm (9 x 17¼"). Damaged; laid on convservation tissue, creased as normal.
Political satire, with the Northumberland candidates dressed as jockeys. Another, similar print of the same title is described in BM Satires as showing Thomas Wentworth Beaumont winning easily and cheered by the crowd, followed by Liddell, Bell and Howick. The polite society on the far side raise their hats to Beaumont, who returns the gesture. By contrast, in the foreground fights break out amongst the drunken spectators (who raise a flag reading 'Beaumont for ever'). As in BM Satires 15133 there is a distant view of Ravensworth Castle (which Liddell's father owned).
Compare BM Satires 15133
[Ref: 37984]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Northumberland Races 1826.
Northumberland Races 1826. The memorable Contest between Bonny Pit Lad, Sprig of Talent, Slim Harry & Tom Dross.
[Anon, c.1830]
Etching, platemark 225 x 440mm (9 x 17¼"). Damaged; laid on convservation tissue; creased as normal.
Political satire, with the Northumberland candidates dressed as jockeys. Another, similar print of the same title is described in BM Satires as showing Thomas Wentworth Beaumont winning easily and cheered by the crowd, followed by Liddell, Bell and Howick. The polite society on the far side raise their hats to Beaumont, who returns the gesture. By contrast, in the foreground fights break out amongst the drunken spectators (who raise a flag reading 'Beaumont for ever'. Beaumont in fact lost his Northumberland seat in 1826 to Liddell.
[Ref: 37985]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Our Grandfathers' Hobbies.
Our Grandfathers' Hobbies.
Frank Paton [pencil signature].
Published by Leggatt Bro.s., 62 Cheapside E.C. 1898.
Engraving, small margins; signed by the artist. 205 x 260mm (8 x 10¼").
The central image is a copy of William Mason's painting 'A Country Racecourse', published 1786. The ten remarques are other pursuits: gambling, badger-baiting, bare-knuckle boxing, billiards, etc. Frank Paton (1855-1909), best known for his paintings of animals and scenes of rural life. This print is from his series of etched Christmas cards published annually by Edward Ernest Leggatt from 1880 until Paton's death in 1909, costing half-a-guinea each. Each year a number of the prints would be sent from the printers to be signed in pencil by Paton.
[Ref: 31344]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Poney Race at Astley's Amphitheatre.
Poney Race at Astley's Amphitheatre.
[British, n.d., c.1800.]
Etching, image 95 x 150mm. 3¾ x 6". Repaired tear into title area; some minor creasing.
An eager crowd watching jockeys racing ponies inside Astley's Amphitheatre, a concert hall in London specialising in equestrian entertainments. The proprietor Philip Astley (1742 - 1814) is regarded as the "father of modern circus". Founded in the Westminster Bridge Road in Lambeth in 1773, it survived several fires, finally closing in 1893. For the 'Sporting Magazine' periodical.
[Ref: 23541]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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Preparing to Start.
Preparing to Start.
Rowlandson D.
[First published by Thomas Tegg c.1811]
Etching with fine hand-colouring, sheet 250 x 355mm (9¾ x 14"). 1819 watermark; trimmed.
Racing scene: crowds being cleared from the course as jockeys wait to start. Etching by Thomas Rowlandson (1757-1827). An artist of extraordinary range, Rowlandson was equally at home producing incisive caricatures or lyrical watercolours, and his work has become an integral part of the popular vision of Regency Britain.
Grego vol 2, p.220-1
[Ref: 46933]   £260.00  
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The Race.
The Race.
Howitt.
Published May 10th 1811by S.Howitt, Panton Street, Haymarket, London.
Coloured aquatint. 200 x 290mm. Some suface soiling, mainly in margins.
[Ref: 3330]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Race.
The Race.
Howitt.
Published May 10th 1811by S.Howitt, Panton Street, Haymarket, London.
Very fine coloured aquatint, platemark 200 x 290mm (8 x 11½"). Very large margins. Platemark broken along lower edge; paper watermarked 'W Edgar 1797'.
Closely fought race between three horses in foreground. By Samuel Howitt (1756/7-1823), painter and etcher. From a wealthy family, Howitt was a keen sportsman who became an artist (drawing on his sporting enthusiasms) when financial difficulties forced him to earn a living. In 1779 Howitt married Elizabeth Rowlandson, sister of the artist Thomas Rowlandson, and the two men were friends, with some similarities in their watercolour style.
For another impression with different colouring see ref. 3330. Not in Siltzer.
[Ref: 37017]   £260.00  
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A List & Pedigree of the Running Horses For the North-Riding Stakes, January 1835.
A List & Pedigree of the Running Horses For the North-Riding Stakes, January 1835.
Wilkelu. Printer, York.
Wood engraved vignette and text. 220 x 160mm. Some wear.
Three horses, Honourable, Cipher & Plumper.
[Ref: 4746]   £250.00  
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Here They Come; There They Go; The Half Distance.
Here They Come; There They Go; The Half Distance.
Painted by E.A.S. Douglas. Engraved by G.R.Stock.
London: Published Feb.y 19th 1881 by Arthur Ackermann, 191, Regent Street.
Coloured aquatint. 255 x 580mm.
Three images on one plate.
[Ref: 1874]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Racing.
Racing.
H. Alken del.t. I. Clark sculp.t.
London, Published by T. McLean, Jan.y 1. 1820.
Fine hand-coloured aquatint. Plate: 280 x 375mm (11 x 14¾"), with large margins.
A racing scene showing two jockeys racing two galoping horses. From 'The National Sports of Great Britain' by Henry Alken.
[Ref: 46276]   £280.00  
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Racing.
Racing.
H. Alken del.t. I. Clark sculp.t.
London, Published by T. McLean, Jan.y 1. 1820.
Fine hand-coloured aquatint. Plate: 280 x 375mm (11 x 14¾"), with large margins.
A sporting scene showing a horse race watched by a huge crowd of men and women watching on from the side line and carriages. From 'The National Sports of Great Britain' by Henry Alken.
[Ref: 46277]   £320.00  
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Racing from Newmarket Heath.
Racing from Newmarket Heath.
H. Alken del.t. I. Clark sculp.t.
London, Published by T. McLean, Jan.y 1. 1820.
Fine hand-coloured aquatint, J. Whatman Turkey Mill 1818 watermark. Plate: 280 x 375mm (11 x 14¾"), with very large margins. Mark across jockey's face. Slight stain below margin in centre.
A racing scene in which two jockeys ride race horses pulled by two men in long coats, in the distance other horses can be seen racing. From 'The National Sports of Great Britain' by Henry Alken.
[Ref: 46247]   £420.00  
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A Running Horse in Exercise.
A Running Horse in Exercise.
[n.d., c.1790.]
Engraving. 170 x 270mm (6¾ x 10½"), with large margins.
A racehorse being trained, wearing a mask.
[Ref: 39828]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Cock Tails, Running for the Garrison Stakes, With Gentlemen Jockies; Thorough Breds, Running for the Derby.
Cock Tails, Running for the Garrison Stakes, With Gentlemen Jockies; Thorough Breds, Running for the Derby.
Drawn by R. Scanlan, Etched by J. Zeitter, Aquatinted by E.Duncan.
London, Republished March 5th, 1852 by R. Ackermann at his Eclipse Sporting Gallery, 191 Regent Street.
Pair of hand coloured etchings with aquatint. 150 x 355mm. Very slight residual staining in "Thorough Breds".
A pair of 'sangerie' prints, with anthropomorphic monkey jockies riding on pigs and greyhounds.
[Ref: 5406]   £280.00   view all images for this item
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