The Start for the Memorable Derby of 1844
ARTIST after a painting by J.F. Herring,
engraved by Charles Hunt
CONDITION A nice early restrike engraving printed from the original steel plate. From Fore's National Sports series, this image was first published in1845. It was immensely popular and went through several printings.
DATE circa 1940
Wonderful scale. A massive crowd watches the start of the race. Twenty nine horses are shown and named in the subtitle by the color of their jockey's silks..
Includes french lined mat.