Col.l St. Leger.European Magazine.
Published March 20th 1795 by J. Sewell Cornhill.
Stipple with large margins, 175 x 110mm (7 x 4¼").
Anthony St Leger (bap. 1731- d. 1786), army officer and racing enthusiast. St Leger saw action in the Seven Years' War, and the American War of Independence (serving in the West Indies), before ending his life as a general officer in Ireland. Between wars he was MP for Great Grimsby, but is best-remembered now for instigating the St Leger stakes, one of the classic British flat races. St Leger had a racecourse at his Park Hill estate and the race continues to be run annually at Doncaster racecourse. After a miniature by Richard Cosway.
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