A Deep One, And A Knowing One.
Hand coloured mezzotint. Platemark: 355 x 255mm (14 x 10"). Trimmed to platemark along bottom edge. A few smal pin hiles to lower left corner. Top edges chipped in margins.
Two racing men in consultation on a race-course, with horses, jockeys, and a post-chaise in the background to the left. They lean against a paling in front of the gable-end of a wooden barn or stable. One (left), with short unpowdered hair, wears a high-crowned hat and a long coat with many capes, he holds a riding-whip and a 'List of the Horses' printed in three columns and headed by a print of horses leaving the starting-post. The other wears a cocked hat, powdered hair or wig, and holds a 'Betting Book' and pencil-case in his right hand. Both wear spurred top-boots.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 33947] £240.00