J. Harris after Henry Alken
The First Steeple-Chase on Record.
14 x 10 inches
A set of four aquatints in full original hand colour, published in London by Ackermann in 1839.
1. IPSWICH, the Watering place behind the Barracks. Preparing to start. All sorts of Odds. They Grey for choice.
2. The large field near Biles's Corner. Whoop! and away! The Major in trouble. Subden's linen suffers.
3. The last field near Nacton Heath. Accomplished Smashers & a run upon the Bank.
4. Nacton Church and Village. The finish, a good five still alive. Grand Chorus, "The Lads of the Village!"
A fine set of the first edition of this famous series and are offered for sale in their original maple frames.