London, Publish'd as the Act directs, Decr. 8th 1787, by T. Beach, No. 54 Wigmore Street, Cavendish Square.
Mezzotint, rare, 505 x 350mm. 19¾ x 13¾". Few foxing marks, surface a little rubbed.
Imposing portrait of Richard Tattersall (1724 - 1795), horse dealer; his left hand resting on a 'Stud Book' on table at right, his right hand on a walking cane, wearing plain coat and hat with buckle. In 1766 he founded Tattersalls, to this day the main auctioneer of race horses in the United Kingdom. Tattersall had been stud groom to the second Duke of Kingston. The first premises occupied were near Hyde Park Corner, in what was then the outskirts of London. Two "Subscription rooms" were reserved for members of the Jockey Club, and they became the rendezvous for sporting and betting men. Among the famous dispersal sales conducted by "Old Tatt" were those of the Duke of Kingston's stud in 1774 and of the stud of the Prince of Wales (afterwards George IV) in 1786. After Thomas Beach (1738 - 1806).
Chaloner Smith 71.
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