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Eclipse is the property of Denis O'Kelly Esq.r was bred by ye late D. of Cumberland & was bou.t by M.r Wildman...
Eclipse is the property of Denis O'Kelly Esq.r was bred by ye late D. of Cumberland & was bou.t by M.r Wildman...
G. Stubbs Pinx.t. G. T. Stubbs Sculp.t.
Pub.d. Jan. 1. 1789 by J. Harris. Sweeti.s Alley, & N.o 8 Broad S.t London.
Colour printed mezzotint with additional hand-colour. Plate: 350 x 290mm (13¾ x 11½"), with large margins. Two repaired tears at bottom platemark.
A portrait of the famous racehorce Eclipse, with a jockey. Eclipse ran for two unbeaten seasons and was then put to stud and sired 334 winners, his owner O'Kelly claimed to have made £25,000 out of him. A reverse copy of an earlier 1772 engraving engraved by Thomas Burke.
C L-B et al. 50 II of II.
[Ref: 42039]   £950.00  
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[Excercice de Franconi. No 1.]
[Excercice de Franconi. No 1.] [&] [Excercice de Franconi. No 2.]
C. Vernet del. P.L. Debucourt sculp.t.
Dèposé à la Bibliotèque Imperiale. [n.d., c.1806.]
A very scarce pair of aquatints, proofs before titles. 440 x 530mm (17¼ x 20¾"). Repaired tear to bottom of 'No 1'. Narrow margins on both.
A pair of scenes of horse acrobat Antonio Franconi (1738-1836) balancing on one foot on his horse's back, and his female assistant doing the same but needing to hold reins. When the English entrepreneur Philip Astley opened a Parisian equestrian theatre named Cirque Olympique in 1782, matching the success of 'Astley's Amphitheatre' in London', Franconi joined up, learned equestrianism and performed in 'hippodramas'. He took over the management of the Cirque Olympique after Astley's death.
[Ref: 45211]   £2,500.00   view all images for this item
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Frederick.
Frederick.
J. Baringer pinx. J. Webb sculp.
Published by M.A. Pittman, Warwick Square, London, Sept.r 1. 1829.
Engraving. Sheet: 130 x 210mm (5 x 8¼''). Foxing in borders.
A portrait of racing horse Frederic, bred by William Gratwicke of Ham Manor, whose career ran from June 1829 until August 1831.
[Ref: 50249]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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No 5. Cheval d'après H. Vernet.
No 5. Cheval d'après H. Vernet. Études d'Animaux d'après Nature, Lithographies aux deux crayons par Émile Lasalle.
New York _ Goupil Vilbert & Co. 289 Broadway. Paris _ Goupil Vilbert & C.ie Editeurs, Boulev' Montmatre, 19 et rue d'Enghien, 12. London _ E. Gambart & Co., 25 Berniers St, Oxford St. [n.d., c.1860.]
Lithograph with fine hand colour. Sheet 630 x 500mm (24¾ x 19¾"). A little surface soiling.
The head of a bay with bridle.
[Ref: 50351]   £380.00  
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[Feeding the Hunters.]
[Feeding the Hunters.]
Seymour pinx. T. Burford sc.
[n.d., c.1750.]
Mezzotint. Platemark: 255 x 355mm (10 x 13¾"), with large margins. Light surface rubbing. A few light spots.
A groom bringing grain to feed two hunters. After English painter James Seymour (1702-1752),widely recognized for his equestrian art.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 40126]   £240.00  
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[The Duke of Newcastle's stud.]
[The Duke of Newcastle's stud.]
Abr. à Diepenbeke delin. Petr. Clouwet Sculpsit.
[London: J. Brindley, 1743.]
Engraving. 390 x 520mm (15½ x 20½"). Centre fold as usual. Narrow lateral margins.
Mares and foals in the fields of the stud of William Cavandish, 1st Duke of Newcastle, at Welbeck Abbey, Nottinghamshire. Plate 42 of the Duke of Newcastle's treatise on horsemanship, 'La Methode et Invention nouvelle de Dresser les Chevaux', first published in Antwerp by Jacob van Meurs c.1658, but this example from the first English edition, 'A General System of Horsemanship in All Its Branches'. After the defeat of the Royalist cause in the Civil War Cavendish settled in Antwerp, where this work was engraved. However his estates at Bolsover and Welbeck Abbey were often the backdrop of these famous dressage plates.
[Ref: 50352]   £490.00  
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[Newmarket Racecourse.]
[Newmarket Racecourse.]
[n.d., c.1785.]
Rare engraving. Sheet: 435 x 290mm (17¼ x 11¼''). Creasing, staining, tears and paper tone.
A large sheet with a vignette showing a race at Newmarket racecourse. The vignette appears on a printed epitaph to breeder and jockey John Pratt, published in 1785. Perhaps this is a proof before the inclusion of the text, or could be a writing sheet.
[Ref: 50572]   £320.00  
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Newmarket, Collection d'onze planches lithographiques...
Newmarket, Collection d'onze planches lithographiques... A Collection of Eleven Plates, Executed in Lithography; Representing a View of Newmarket, and the Life of the Race Horse, from the moment of his entering the stud until that of his sale...
by A Dubost, formerly Adjutant Captain of the Corps du Genie...
Paris: to be had of the Author, Quai de Bully, No 18. 1818. Printed by J. Smith.
Oblong folio, red half morocco with red cloth, spine gilt lettered and decorated; letterpress title in French and English, lithographic frontispiece and plates I-V [of X] with letterpress descriptions. Spine worn, plate v tipped onto back endpaper, lacking five plates and their text, some spotting.
Six plates from a very scarce album of lithographs of Newmarket which, according to the frontispiece, includes portraits of the 'most celebrated running horses in 1809', some descended from the Godolphin arabian. The plates are: the frontispiece; Colts - the race horse in the stud; Colt - the race horse taken in hand; Plover by Sir Peter [Teazle] - the race horse in the stable; Eaton by sir Peter - the race horse in the dressing stable; & Vandyke by sir Peter - the racehorse at the starting post. Antoine Dubost (1769-1825) was a neoclassical painter with a penchant for racing, owning and riding horses in a number of important races. Having served in the Corps du Genie (enginneers) he came to England in 1806, attracted by the racing at Newmarket, painting the originals of these plates in 1809, before returning to France in 1813. He fought a duel with a neighbour over a pavilion in which both participants were killed.
[Ref: 47213]   £2,500.00   view all images for this item
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Sacred to the Memory of John Pratt, Esq. of Askrigg in Wensleydale, Who Dies at New Market, May 10.th, 1785.
Sacred to the Memory of John Pratt, Esq. of Askrigg in Wensleydale, Who Dies at New Market, May 10.th, 1785.
[n.d., c.1785.]
Rare engraving. Sheet: 315 x 245mm (12¼ x 9½''). Trimmed and laid on album sheet.
An epithaph to breeder and jockey John Pratt who died at Newmarket in 1785, above which is a scene at Newmarket racecourse.
[Ref: 50571]   £280.00  

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Les Apprèts d'une Course.
Les Apprèts d'une Course.
C. Vernet del. Darcis sculp.t.
A Paris chez Leloutre au Louvre, place du Musée.
Stipple. Sheet: 210 x 330mm (8¼ x 13''). Trimmed, creasing.
A racing print by Carle Vernet (1758-1836) showing figures leading horses and preparing for the start of a race.
[Ref: 50592]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Sir John, A French draught horse of the Percheron breed.
Sir John, A French draught horse of the Percheron breed.
E. Corbet. E. Hacker.
London, Published by Rogerson & Tuxford, 265, Strand, 1870.
Engraving. Sheet: 135 x 215mm (5 x 8¼''). Foxing in borders.
A portrait of Sir John, a horse of the Percheron breed from Normandy in France.
[Ref: 50250]   £35.00   (£42.00 incl.VAT)
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