Yours truly R Barclay Allardice [facsimile signature.]First Proof.
Published January 1843 by Andrew Anderson 33 Queen Street Aberdeen.
Very fine mezzotint, printed from two plates. Very scare. Sheet: 345 x 535mm, (13½ x 21"). Trimmed within large plate on left side.
Robert Barclay Allardice (1779-1854), Scottish pedestrian, generally known as Captain Barclay. He is regarded as the father of the 19th century sport of pedestrianism, a precursor to racewalking, attracting much publicity with the feat of walking of 1,000 miles in 1000 hours for 1000 guineas in 1809. This portrait, after James William Giles (1801-70), shows him with his usual paisley waistcoat and walking cane.
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