Northumberland Races 1826County Plate
Etching, platemark 225 x 440mm (9 x 17¼"). Damaged; laid on convservation tissue, creased as normal.
Political satire, with the Northumberland candidates dressed as jockeys. Another, similar print of the same title is described in BM Satires as showing Thomas Wentworth Beaumont winning easily and cheered by the crowd, followed by Liddell, Bell and Howick. The polite society on the far side raise their hats to Beaumont, who returns the gesture. By contrast, in the foreground fights break out amongst the drunken spectators (who raise a flag reading 'Beaumont for ever'). As in BM Satires 15133 there is a distant view of Ravensworth Castle (which Liddell's father owned).
Compare BM Satires 15133
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