A View near Hyde Park Corner.
Pubd Feb.y 1802 by Dighton. Char.g Cross.
Hand-coloured etching. Plate 196 x 139mm. 7¾ x 5½". Slight staining.
A half-length portrait of Tattersall in his rostrum, leaning forward on a large open book, his head in profile to the right, his auctioneer's hammer in his (gloved) right hand. He is very bulky and wears a round hat with curved brim. The rostrum is the base of the design; it is pierced by an arched opening to give a view of a jockey on a galloping horse. Edmund Tattersall (1758-1810) was an auctioneer of race horses, who succeeded his father, the founder of Tattersall's, in 1795.
BM Satires: 9901.
[Ref: 23265] £130.00