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The First Steeple-Chase on Record, set of four 19th Century aquatints by Henry Alken, engraved by J Harris, published by Ben Brookes at his Eclipse Sporting Gallery, March 1st 1839, unframed, Plates I-IV
This full set of four Original horse racing aquatints are framed in old Hogarth style frames, they look stunning displayed as a set on a wall and would make an excellent collection for a fan of horse racing.
Plate I: IPSWICH, the Watering-place behind the Barracks.
Preparing to Start - All sorts of Odds-The Grey for Choice.
Plate II: The Large Field Near Biles's Corner.
Whoop! and away! The Mayor in Trouble-Subdens Linen Suffers.
Plate III: The last field near Nacton Heath.
Accomplished Smashers- & a run upon the Bank.
Plate IV: Nacton Church, and Village.
The finish-a good five still alive-Grand Chorous, "The Lads of the Village".
Size: 38 cms X 44 cms
Publisher: Ben.Brooks, at his Eclipse Sporting Gallery, 48, High St. Oxford.
Condition: Used antique condition. Light foxing to all prints. Slight folds through centre of prints. Signs of wear to frames in keeping with age. A small chip to glass in one corner. Please see pictures.
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