George Wilson the Pedestrian

Method Etching and stipple
Artist Thomas Palser after Williams
Published Pub. Septr. 25th 1815 by Thos, Dulser at his Print Warehouse Westminster Bridge Road Lambeth.
Dimensions Image 240 x 185, Plate 285 x 210 mm, Sheet 300 x 225 mm
Notes A full-length portrait of the English competitive walker walking to right, wearing a tight fitting jacket, hat, and neckerchief.

Inscription below image:
George Wilson the Pedestrian.
commencing his twelth days task of fifty miles, Sept, 22nd 1815, having walked 500
and 50 miles in eleven days, with every appearance of being able to accomplish the undertaking.
in of 1,000 miles in twenty successive days..... Wilson wore his green bonnet in the afternoon.

George Wilson (1766 - 1822), known as the Blackheath Pedestrian.

Thomas Palser (fl. 1789-1843) was British print seller and publisher based in London.

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Condition: Some creasing to left side of sheet, some time toning to edges and verso. Ink inscription on verso not affecting the image.
Framing unmounted
Price £180.00
Stock ID 46269