The Father of the Turf,Tregonwell Frampton Esq.re of Moreton, in Dorsetshire, _Keeper of the Running Horses at Newmarket, to their Majesties William the Third, Queen Anne, George the First, & George the Second; Died 12th of March 1727_Aged 86 Years.
Publish'd as the Act directs 7 June 1791, & sold by the Proprietor J. Bodger, Land Surveyor, Stilton, Hunts & at 53 High Holborn. Mr. Weatherby, Racing Calendar Office No.7 Oxendon Street Haymarket & at. Mess.rs Tattersalls, London. at the Coffee Room, Newmarket: Also at all the Principal Towns in England.___ See the Seven Companion Prints in Racing Calendar Book 1791, last Page...
Coloured mezzotint, 560 x 385mm (22 x 15¼"). Trimmed inside platemark at bottom; collector's stamp bottom right.
Portrait of Tregonwell Frampton (1641-1727), 'a commoner who thought nothing of losing 1,000 guineas on a race, who managed the royal stable though five reigns, from Charles II's to the first year of George II's, and became the arbiter in any enquiries, fouls, and disputes at the finishing line'. The text below includes an anecdote about Frampton and his horse, Dragon, 'supposed to be spoken by the Horse in the Elysium of Beasts and Birds'.
CS: 30; see Donald W. Nichol, 'Lost Trousers' in TLS, July 26 2013; for uncoloured impression see ref. 23419
[Ref: 8627] £750.00