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Hints to bad Horsemen.
Hints to bad Horsemen. No.1. Symptoms of Restiveness. [&] No.2. Symptoms of Starting. [&] No.3 Symptoms of Kicking. [&] No.4. Symptoms of Tumbling.
H. Bunbury Esq.r delin. Watson & Dickinson Excud.t.
London, Publish'd May 10:th 1781 by Watson & Dickinson No.158 New Bond Street.
A scarce set of four stipples. Each 196 x 235mm (7¾ x 9¼"). With two more Bunbury caricatures pasted on reverse. Laid on album paper, plate 1 toned.
1. A rider in a country road, looking to left, has stopped before a sign-post; his horse has its head turned to right with a church and tress seen on the right; 2. Rider to the left, his horse starting at a man crouching down in some bushes, with a windmill behind; 3. A man on horseback in a landscape looking to right, nearly falling off from the animal kicking up behind; 4. An man to left falling off his horse, which has stumbled to the consternation of a goose and three ducks, barn in background, fence and trees on left with bushes to the right.
Goodwin: 66 to 69 [inclusive].
[Ref: 59222]   £420.00   view all images for this item
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Equestrian Match against Time for 600 Guineas, to Ride from Canterbury to London Bridge, in Three Hours.
Equestrian Match against Time for 600 Guineas, to Ride from Canterbury to London Bridge, in Three Hours.
J. Pardon del.t Canterbury from the life. Eng.d by H. Meyer.
London Published by J. Hudson, 85 Cheapside 4 June 1819.
Scarce coloured aquatint. Sheet 295 x 370mm (11½ x 17½"), paper watermarked 'Turkey Mills'. Trimmed within plate on three sides, several repairs.
William Hutchinson, a horse dealer from Canterbury in Kent, took a wager of 600 guineas that he could ride from his home city to London Bridge, a distance of 55½ miles, in three hours or less. Setting off on the 6th May 1819 at 3.30am, he changed horses ten times and he ran the distance in just 2 hours, 25 minutes and 51 seconds. He was awarded the Freedom of the City of Canterbury for his acheivement. This print was published less than a month after the ride.
The original oil is in Canterbury Museums and Galleries, unattributed. Siltzer: not in.
[Ref: 59174]   £380.00  
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Lady, the Birmingham Trotting Mare.
Lady, the Birmingham Trotting Mare.
Painted by R. Jones. Engraved by Cha.s Hunt, 24 Brydges St Cov.t Gar.den London.
Published by R.Taylor, Birmingham & by J.Moore, at his Wholesale Glass & Picyure Frame Manufactory, corner of West St.t Upper St. Martin's Lane London, Dec.r 6.th 1838.
Coloured engraving, 560 x 640mm (22 x 25¼"). Framed. Slightly foxed. Unexamined out of frame.
A fine and impressive portrait of the trotting-champion mare, Lady, which belonged to Mr Richard Taylor of Birmingham. The mare was bred in 1828 from the noted horse Matchless out of Cheshire Cheese Lass.
[Ref: 59401]   £820.00  
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