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Creator:
Paul Sandby RA, 1731–1809, British
after David Allan, 1744–1796, British, born in Scotland
Published by Paul Sandby RA, 1731–1809, British
Title:
The Horse Race at Rome During the Carnival
Date:
ca. 1781
Medium:
Aquatint and etching on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 15 3/8 x 22 5/16 inches (39.1 x 56.7 cm), Plate: 14 15/16 x 21 7/8 inches (38 x 55.6 cm), Image: 14 1/8 x 20 1/4 inches (35.9 x 51.4 cm), and Image: 13 5/16 x 20 1/4 inches (33.8 x 51.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, center on back (written vertically downwards): "814"; inscribed in brown ink, lower right on back: "[?WV]"; inscribed in graphite, lower right on back: "[?910 191]"; inscribed in graphite, lower right on back: "1"

Watermarked, center left: "[...] | [...] | [...]"

Lettered upper left within image (on flag): "PALIA | CORSO"; lettered center left within image (on flag): "PALIA | PRIMO"; lettered lower left below image within plate marks: "D. Allan Delt."; lettered lower center below image within plate marks: "THE HORSE RACE AT ROME DURING THE CARNIVAL | Piazza del Popolo. | Publish'd as the Act directs by P. Sandby 1st. Jany. 1781."; lettered lower right below image within plate marks: "P.Sandby Fecit"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.10964
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | bell tower | chaos | children | cityscape | competition | dome | festival | horse (animal) | merchant | perspective | race (event) | road | spectators | sporting art | street | whip
Associated Places:
Europe | Italy | Lazio | Piazza del Popolo | Rome
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Exhibition History:
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British Comic Art 1730 - 1830 (Museum of Art and Archaelogy, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1988-10-14 - 1988-12-04)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:29389
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