Details
Image number
ROC2956968
Title
How to Escape Winning, 22nd November 1791 (hand-coloured etching)
Artist
Rowlandson, Thomas (1756-1827) / English
Location
Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 2019
Medium
hand-coloured etching
Date
1791 (C17th)
Dimensions
27.2x39.7 cms
Description
A hand-coloured print satirising the scandal involving the Prince of Wales's race horse 'Escape' which was involved with rigging racing odds. 'Escape' has both of its legs bound by the motto of the Order of the Garter as a reference to it's losing a race only to win a race the next day. Sam Chifney is riding 'Escape' without effort and his whip in his teeth to the consternation of fellow jockeys. The Prince himself stands on the right with a look imploring the viewer to secrecy. Inscribed in the plate: Publisd Nov 22 1791 by S.W. Fores No 3 Piccadilly
Credit
Bridgeman Images
Keywords
scandal / humour / order / racecourse / rigged / of / competitive / bound / legs / social / racing / odds / society / georgian / motto / british / horse-racing / horses / order of the garter / caricature / races / race / prince / sports / garter / english / rigging / horse / satire / sport / wales' / jockeys / jockey / pasttimes
Availability
Dimension [pixels] Dimension in 300dpi [mm] File size [MB]
Large 4068 × 3404 px 344 × 288 mm 3.6 MB
Medium 1024 × 857 px 87 × 73 mm 1.2 MB
Small 600 × 502 px 51 × 43 mm 0.4 MB
Copyright
Out of copyright
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