Satirist, Winner of the Great St Leger Stakes at Doncaster 1841, Rode by W.m Scott.A brown horse, bred by The Marquess of Westminster, got by Pantaloon, out of Sarcasm (bred in 1833) by Teniers, dam, Banter, dam of Touchstone, Launcelot &c. The Property of the Most Noble The Marquess of Westminster, to whom this Print is Most Respecfully Dedicated, by his Obliged and Very Obedient Servant, Rudolph Ackermann, 191 Regent St:
London: Published November 1st 1841, By R. Ackermann, at his Eclipse Sporting Gallery, 191, Regent Street.
Coloured aquatint with gum arabic highlights, sheet 410 x 525mm (16 x 20½"), watermarked 'J. Whatman 1841'. Trimmed to plate left and bottom.
Horse and jockey portrait 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'.
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