Members of the National Club cultivating various skilful and manly exercises, at the Stadium at Chelsea, being a British Arena for such Persuits.
Chelsea, Pub.d May 28th 1831 by the Proprietor at the Stadium, at Chelsea Farm, late Lord Cremornes.
A pair of rare coloured lithographs with the same title and lettering. Each sheet 195 x 280mm, 7½ x 11". 1 sheet with tear entering printed area.
A pair of scenes of target shooting with rifles. In 1831 Charles Random de Berenger, self-styled Baron de Beaufain & Baron de Berenger, turned Cremorne House and grounds into a National Club for athletics, known as the Stadium. Unprofitable, in the 1840s it was changed into a pleasure gardens, with mock tournaments, pony races, banqueting halls, theatre, an American-style bowling saloon, and staged circus acts, balloon ascents and firework displays. It was De Berenger who had instigated the 'Great Stock Exchange Fraud' of 1814, which resulted in Admiral Thomas Cochrane's disgrace, keeping him out of the Royal Navy from 1814-32.
Longford Images of Chelsea: 357.
[Ref: 13275] £390.00