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- Object: Contending for the Cup
Two horses racing for the finishing line, with both jockeys raising their whips and the furthest horse a neck ahead of the other; spectators cheeing behind to left and from a stand behind to right; after F C Turner; before 'Proof' added. 1845
Mezzotint with etching
- Production date
- 1825 (circa)
Height: 118 millimetres (trimmed?)
Width: 156 millimetres (trimmed?)
- Curator's comments
- The Lennox-Boyd database records also an impression bound in as frontisipiece to 'Anecdotes on the Origin and Aintiquity of Horseracing, from the earliest times.' (London, Thomas Gosden, 1825).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Acquired with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Friends of the British Museum, the Art Fund, Mrs Charles Wrightsman, the Michael Marks Charitable Trust, and numerous individual donors.
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