John WHESSELL after John Sartorius
24 x 20 inches
A mixed method engraving combining stipple and etching, partially printed in colour and finished by hand. Engraved by Whessell after the painting by Sartorius and published by John Harris in London in 1799.
John Whessell was one of the most accomplished engravers of sporting subjects of his generation so it is highly fitting that he worked alongside John Sartorius whose equestrian studies rank amongst the finest of the eighteenth century. Diamond was one of the celebrated race horses of the age winning repeatedly at Doncaster, Newcastle and Newmarket.