Rode by W.Scott. Gpt by Catton out of Emma, by Whisker out of Gibside Fairy, by Hermes. The Property of John Bowes, Esq.r M.P. of Streatlam Castle in the County of Durham, to whom this Print is by Permission most respectfully Inscribed By his very obliged & obedient Servant, Rudolph Ackermann.
London, Published July 20th 1835, By R.ph Ackermann, at the Eclipse Sporting Gallery, 191, Regent Street, (between Conduit Street and New Burlington St.)
Coloured aquatint with gum arabic highlights. 390 x 510mm, 15¼ x 20". Laid on board, some paper toning.
Mündig, a chestnut colt, after Charles Hancock (c.1795 - c.1868). The jockey, William (Bill) Scott (1797–1848), won nineteen Classics and would have won more if he had not enjoyed his drink: he rode Sir Tatton Sykes to second place in the Epsom Derby, but several sources say he would have won if Scott had not been 'drunk and unable to steer his mount on a proper course'. Scott claimed on his deathbed that he 'had never pulled a horse in his life, never gone to bed sober and never kissed a lass against her will'. Mündig was also painted by Herring.
Siltzer: p.133, described as published in September.
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