|Method||Copper engraving with hand colouring|
|Artist||John Scott after Benjamin Marshall|
|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: Roan Billy, the Property of a Gentleman to whom this Plate 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.
Benjamin Marshall (1768 - 1835) was an English sporting and animal painter. He was a follower of George Stubbs and studied under Lemuel Abbott for a short time. Born in Leicestershire, he exhibited thirteen pictures, mainly of racehorses and their owners, at the Royal Academy, between 1801 and 1812, and 1818 and 1819. In 1812 he settled at Newmarket, near the racetrack.
Condition: Sheet trimmed, not affecting image, some foxing and toning to sheet.