|Method||Copper engraving with hand colouring|
|Artist||John Scott after John Nott Sartorius & Francis Sartorius|
|Published||Printed by Sherwood, Gilbert and Piper, Paternoster Row, 1826.|
|Dimensions||Image 145 x 195 mm, Sheet 200 x 270 mm|
From John Scott's The Sportsman's Repository, or, a Correct Delineation of the Horse and Dog.
Inscription beneath title reads: To Gentlemen of the Turf, this Plate of Celebrated Racers, is Respectfully Inscribed by the Proprietors.
John Scott (1774 - 1827) was an English engraver and father of John R. Scott, also an engraver. Specialising in animals, his work was published in the Sporting Magazine and similar publications. Born in Newcastle, he worked in London with his brother William as a dealer and prime agent for Alexander Sutherland. His career came to an end in 1821 after he suffered a stroke.
John Nott Sartorius (1759 - 1828) was an English painter of horses, horse-racing and hunting scenes. The best-known of the Sartorius family of artists; he was the son of Francis Sartorius. Sartorius produced paintings for many leading sportsmen including the Prince of Wales, the Earl of Derby, Lord Foley, and Sir Charles Bunbury. Between 1781 and 1824 he exhibited at the Royal Academy. Between 1795 and 1827, the Sporting Magazine contained many engraved plates after his work. His elder son John Francis Sartorius was also an equine artist, whilst the younger son, Francis Sartorius Jr. was a marine artist.
Condition: Sheet trimmed, not affecting image, some foxing and toning to sheet.