|Method||Etching and aquatint|
|Artist||James Jenkins & Francis Jukes after William Mason|
|Published||Publish'd May 20, 1786, as the Act directs By R. Pollard, Braynes Row, Spa Fields.|
|Dimensions||Image 446 x 640 mm|
£2000 the pair.
Companion print to James Jenkins & Francis Jukes after William Mason A Country Race Course with Horses Preparing to Start .
Title inscribed beneath image in English and French.
A humorous depiction of a racecourse, probably York, with the same line of stands as in the background of A Country Race Course with Horses Preparing to Start. In the foreground pedestrian spectators are in close proximity to three racehorses which are followed by a crowd of men on horseback. On the left is a high phaeton carriage with a lady seated next to the driver. On the right a fat woman with a basket of pies falls over, and a boy throws himself on the ground to grab the pies. In the distance are many spectators, some stationary, but many riding and driving along the course.
James Jenkins was a British printmaker, printseller and bookseller active in London between 1780 and 1819. Based at 48 Strand, he was the father of the engraver and watercolourist Joseph John Jenkins.
Francis Jukes (1747 - 1812) was a British engraver and very early specialist in aquatint. Based in London at 1 Great Marylebone Street (May 1783), 3 Howland Street (October 1784), 10 Howland Street (1787 - 1808), and 57, Upper John Street, Fitzroy Square (1797-1812), he sometimes published in conjunction with Sarjent.
William Mason (1724 - 1797) was a British cleric, amateur draughtsman, poet, author and garden designer. Born in Hull, he entered the Church in 1754, and in 1762 became the Precentor of York Minster. A friend of Horace Walpole and Reynolds, he died in Aston, Yorkshire, where he was rector.
BM Satires 8256, Siltzer 334