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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.
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