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Key to the participants in the "Great Match": the horses belonging to the Earl of Eglinton and the Earl of Zetland. Line block after H. Hall, ca. 1851.

  • Hall, Harry, 1813-1882.
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Far left, the Earl of Zetland with his horse Voltigeur; second from right, the Earl of Eglinton with his horse Flying Dutchman. The great match was a race run by these two horses over two miles at York on 13 May 1851. Flying Dutchman was the winner by one length

Other participants identified, left to right: (mounted on Voltigeur) Nathaniel Flatman; (foreground) stableboy; (behind Voltigeur) Hill, trainer of Voltigeur; (centre) Admiral The Hon. Henry John Rous; (talking to Rous) George Payne; (jockey with Flying Dutchman) Charles Marlow; stableboy; (far right) Robert, trainer of Flying Dutchman


London : James Sheldon, [1851]

Physical description

1 print : line block (?) ; sheet 18.3 x 37.4 cm


Key plate to the engraving of "The great match" between the Flying Dutchman, 5 yrs., 8 st. 8½ lbs., the property of the Earl of Eglington, and Voltigeur, 4 yrs., 8 st., the property of the Earl of Zetland. Run at York, the 13th of May, 1851, distance 2 miles, for one thousand pounds. Won by Flying Dutchman by one length.


Wellcome Library no. 2491245i



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