Tattersall's, Horse Repository.
London Pub. Septr. 1st. 1809, at R. Ackermann’s Repository of Arts 101 Strand.
Hand coloured aquatint, 235 x 270mm. 9¼ x 10½".
A horse is inspected by prospective buyers as it goes under the hammer at Tattersalls, to this day the main auctioneer of race horses in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1766 by Richard Tattersall (1724 - 1795), who had been stud groom to the second Duke of Kingston. The first premises occupied were near Hyde Park Corner, in what was then the outskirts of London. Two "Subscription rooms" were reserved for members of the Jockey Club, and they became the rendezvous for sporting and betting men. Among the famous dispersal sales conducted by "Old Tatt" were those of the Duke of Kingston's stud in 1774 and of the stud of the Prince of Wales (afterwards George IV) in 1786. Plate to Volume III of Rudolph Ackermann's 'Microcosm of London', 3 vols., 1808-10. Numbered 'Plate 83.' upper right.
Abbey, Scenery: 212, 83.
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