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A stunning rare set of two hand-colored, elegantly framed mezzotint engravings featuring illustrations of famous race horses. These engravings were printed in England in 1755 by Richard Houston (ca. 1721-1775) after paintings by James Seymour (1702-1752). 

These engravings, originally part of a larger collective titled "Twelve Portraits of Race Horses" are titled: 

  • "The Portraiture of the Famous Horse Old Partner"
  • "Childers, the Fleetest Horse that Ever Run at Newmarket"

Dimensions: 

  • approx. 15.5" wide x 13.5" tall (overall, including frame)

Condition: 

This is truly a special set in excellent condition, especially considering that they are 269 years old! There is a very slight amount of foxing on both engravings. The hand-colored accents are saturated and crisp and the classic color palettes will suit many interiors.

New, archival museum-grade backing board has been added to both frames. New dust covers and fresh hanging wire have also been installed on both pieces. The frames are vintage and do show signs of wear – though the patina of time adds to the aesthetic of this pair. 

These are antiques and therefore are naturally in "used" condition. Please view all photos before purchasing.

For more information, please visit Shipping & Returns.

Set of Two 1755 English Horse Racing Hand-Colored Mezzotint Engravings

SKU: DDA24-001
Regular price $698.00
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A carefully curated selection of equestrian and English country style antique and vintage pieces.

Antique and vintage items will always be packed with the utmost care and may be shipped in recycled packaging (furthering a mission to reuse that naturally goes hand-in-hand with preserving these treasures).

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Antique Item (100+ Years Old)

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A stunning rare set of two hand-colored, elegantly framed mezzotint engravings featuring illustrations of famous race horses. These engravings were printed in England in 1755 by Richard Houston (ca. 1721-1775) after paintings by James Seymour (1702-1752). 

These engravings, originally part of a larger collective titled "Twelve Portraits of Race Horses" are titled: 

  • "The Portraiture of the Famous Horse Old Partner"
  • "Childers, the Fleetest Horse that Ever Run at Newmarket"

Dimensions: 

  • approx. 15.5" wide x 13.5" tall (overall, including frame)

Condition: 

This is truly a special set in excellent condition, especially considering that they are 269 years old! There is a very slight amount of foxing on both engravings. The hand-colored accents are saturated and crisp and the classic color palettes will suit many interiors.

New, archival museum-grade backing board has been added to both frames. New dust covers and fresh hanging wire have also been installed on both pieces. The frames are vintage and do show signs of wear – though the patina of time adds to the aesthetic of this pair. 

These are antiques and therefore are naturally in "used" condition. Please view all photos before purchasing.

For more information, please visit Shipping & Returns.