Published May 10th 1811by S.Howitt, Panton Street, Haymarket, London.
Very fine coloured aquatint, platemark 200 x 290mm (8 x 11½"). Very large margins. Platemark broken along lower edge; paper watermarked 'W Edgar 1797'.
Closely fought race between three horses in foreground. By Samuel Howitt (1756/7-1823), painter and etcher. From a wealthy family, Howitt was a keen sportsman who became an artist (drawing on his sporting enthusiasms) when financial difficulties forced him to earn a living. In 1779 Howitt married Elizabeth Rowlandson, sister of the artist Thomas Rowlandson, and the two men were friends, with some similarities in their watercolour style.
For another impression with different colouring see ref. 3330. Not in Siltzer.
[Ref: 37017] £260.00