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Title(s):

[Horses with pedigrees].

Published/Created:
[London] : [Thomas Butler, John Cheny], [1741-1754]
Physical Description:
34 prints : etching and engraving ; 35 x 42 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2011 88 Copy 1
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2011 88 Copy 2
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio B 2011 39
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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Classification:
Prints
Notes:
Description based on the copy at the Yale Center for British Art. This copy lacks a title page. Has binder's cover title: Horses with pedigress.
Prints by Pierre Charles Canot, Remi Parr, and Henry Roberts; after James Seymour and Thomas Spencer.
Published variously by Thomas Butler, of Pall Mall, or John Cheney, between 1741 and 1754.
Each engraved print is comprised of the image of a horse at center, surrounded by panels containing details of the pedigree and performance of each race-horse. For transcriptions of the text on each print, see Snelgrove.
Outer top margin of plates 1-17, 19, 21, and 23: "For further particulars of this horse see Butler's appendix to his book of horse prints."
Snelgrove, D. British sporting and animal prints, p. 157-170
BAC: British Art Center has two copies. Copy 1 is bound in quarter roan and marbled boards. Title within red leather label on front cover, with gold lettering. Has bound with it three additional prints: [1] Fox trying a mare. J Seymour delin. H. Roberts sculp (London : Reginald Heber, 5 April 1754) -- [2] The portraiture of the Bay Arabian, the property of the Right honble. the Earl of Godolphin &c. D.M. [David Morier] pinxt. I.F. Fecit 1753. -- [3] Newcomb's Bay Arabian. [David] Lyon pinxt. Houston fecit. ([London] : R. Heber, Mar. 24, 1758).
BAC: British Art Center copy 2 is incomplete, comprising only 22 prints, each of which is individually matted. Two prints with wider margins (Old Partner and Old Cartouch) are now housed in a larger Gaylord enclosure (Folio B 2011 39).
Subject Terms:
Butler, Thomas -- Publisher.
Cheny, John -- Publisher.
Horse racing -- Great Britain -- History.
Horses -- Pedigrees -- Early works to 1800.
Race horses -- Great Britain -- Pictorial works.
Sporting prints, British.
Form/Genre:
Etchings -- 1741-1754.
Engravings -- 1741-1754.
Contributors:
Seymour, James, 1702-1752, ill.
Spencer, Thomas, approximately 1700-1763, ill.
Canot, Pierre Charles, 1719-1777, engraver.
Parr, Remi, 1723- engraver.
Roberts, Henry, approximately 1710-approximately 1790, engraver.
Cheny, John, active 1729-1750, publisher.
Butler, Thomas, of Pall-Mall, publisher.
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