The Vicar of Wakefield, at the Race Course.
Published by T. Gosden, Sportsman's Repository, Bedford St. Covent Garden [n.d., c.1830's]
Mezzotint, 285 x 210mm. 11¼ x 8¼". Foxing and paper worn, mostly outside platemark.
A scene from Oliver Goldsmith's 1766 novel The Vicar of Wakefield. 'Early the next day I walked forward to the races, and about four in the afternoon I came upon the course. The company made a very brilliant appearance, all earnestly employed in one pursuit, that of pleasure; how different from mine, that of reclaiming a lost child to virtue!' (Chapter 18).
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