Liverpool Grand Steeplechase, 1839
32 x 24.5 inches
A pair (2 from 4) of hand coloured aquatints depicting the Grand National of 1839. Drawn and engraved by Charles Hunt and published in London by Laird of Leadenhall Street, June 1839.
These scenes depict the race at full gallop crossing the second and third brooks. This was the first running of a steeple chase on record and was later to become known as the world renown Grand National. It was held at the Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool and comprised seventeen runners. The race was won by James Mason on Lottery and the horse dominates both scenes.