"A Hero Of The Turf & His Agent" 1806 DIGHTON, Robert

Drawn and published by Dighton

Art Sz: 10.75"H x 7.75"W
Frame Sz: 15.8"H x 12.75"W

Custom framed in Oyster Bay, N.Y. w/ French hand colour mat

London: 1806. Robert Dighton (1752-1814) British portrait painter, etcher & caricaturist. Hand colored engraving depicting the famous jockey Francis Buckle and Colonel Mellish, the jockey in pink and white, his agent in blue and white with tall black hat. With “Drawn, Etched & Pub. by R. Dighton”, Char l Cross 1806" below the 2 figures, and Mellish and Buckle written in contemporary hand at the extreme lower right. Buckle was a distinguished jockey, having won nine Oaks and 27 Classic wins, an astonishing record which would not be defeated for 150 years!

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