BRALL, J. & Son (publishers)
Sainfoin. Winner of the Derby Stakes at Epsom 1890... Won also the Astley Stakes at Lewes 1889. Winner also of the Esher Stakes, the Dec. Stakes at Chester 1890, and others. The property of Sir James Miller. Bred by H.M. the Queen. - Got by Springfield out of Spanda. - Ridden by J. Watts. - Trained by J. Porter
London: J. Braill & Son, [circa 1890]. Aquatint, printed in colours and finished by hand. Image size (including text): 19 5/8 x 26 3/8 inches. Sheet size: 23 3/8 x 29 inches.
A fine copy of this excellent late example of the racing aquatint.
The heyday of the racing aquatint in Britain was probably about 1830, but the present example shows that the art had not died out, even sixty years later. The print is unfortunately unsigned, but, aside from the process used, the style of painting is charming and recalls the work of John Frederick Herring and his contemporaries.