Catching the Colts.
Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles, No 69 in St Pauls Church Yard, London [n.d., c.1770].
Engraving, platemark 175 x 280mm (7 x 11"). Very large margins.
Men rounding up colts for training, a reduced copy of one of a set of six scenes of horse training by Thomas Smith, originally engraved by Smith and W. Elliott in 1769. Known as 'Thomas Smith of Derby' (d.1767), Smith originally specialised in country house landscapes, but turned to sporting subjects later in his career. He was the father of John Raphael Smith (1751-1812), famed for his mezzotint engraving.
[Ref: 37983] £160.00