|Method||Aquatint with original hand colouring|
|Published||Pubd. by Sherwood, Jones & Co. March 1. 1823.|
|Dimensions||Image 105 x 175 mm, Sheet 135 x 215 mm|
A view of a speed skating match on the river Great Ouse at St. Ives in Cambridgeshire from Volume III of 'Annals of Sporting' Periodical. In the foreground pairs of skaters can be seen racing towards two men holding flags aloft signifying the finish line. Crowds have gathered upon the river bank and the bridge to watch the races, a carriage drawn by four horses is on the river bank overlooking the crowds.
Condition: Some time toning to sheet.