Poney Race at Astley's Amphitheatre.
Etching, image 95 x 150mm. 3¾ x 6". Repaired tear into title area; some minor creasing.
An eager crowd watching jockeys racing ponies inside Astley's Amphitheatre, a concert hall in London specialising in equestrian entertainments. The proprietor Philip Astley (1742 - 1814) is regarded as the "father of modern circus". Founded in the Westminster Bridge Road in Lambeth in 1773, it survived several fires, finally closing in 1893. For the 'Sporting Magazine' periodical.
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