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Creator:
Attributed to Isaac Cruikshank, 1756–1810, British
Published by William Humphrey, 1745–1810, British
Title:

Westminster Races, A Political Heat Run in Convent Garden

Date:
1784
Medium:
Etching on thin, slightly textured, white laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 × 15 1/4 inches (25.4 × 38.7 cm), Plate: 8 1/2 × 13 7/8 inches (21.6 × 35.2 cm), and Image: 7 × 13 1/2 inches (17.8 × 34.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in graphite: "? | Rowlandson W[...] 1340"

Lettered in image: "WESTMINSTER RACES | Worthy Sr Cecil I'm sorry for your, but | don't be discourag'd, a scrutiny | shall do your Business at any Rate | It is no in the fource of mortal Arm, Scarsely in Fate. | To bind the struggling soul, that gall'd by wanton power | indignant swells against Oppression. | Give me a helping hand, my Lord, or I'm undone. | Pub 19 May, 1784 by WH | No. 227 Strand"; lettered below image: "A Political Heat, run in Convent Garden, between Old Veteran a famous Horse the Property of his M---y, Dutchess a | Filly, the Property of the Duke of D-----e, and Judas an Obstinate Ass, who was clearly distanced."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Godfrey Pearlson
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2019.17.9
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:81875
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