Tregonwell Frampton Esq.r.Keeper of ye Running Horses at Newmarket to King William ye 3d, Queen Ann, King George ye 1st. and King George ye 2d. Ao. AEtat 87.
[John Faber the Younger. n.d., c.1728.]
Mezzotint, very rare with large margins. Platemark: 355 x 250mm (14 x 9¾").
A three-quarter length portrait of English racehorse trainer, Tregonwell Frampton (1641–1727) known as ‘the father of the turf'. He is seated, leaning forward in an armchair, holding a handkerchief with his bandaged left hand, with his right hand holding a whip. A dog looks up at him from the right, with a game cock on the wall behind him. At Newmarket, Frampton was 'keeper of the running horses' to William III, Queen Anne, George I and George II.
[Ref: 36327] £320.00