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    Sale 7589

    Sporting Art

    23 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 44

    Henry Alken, Sen. (1784-1851)

    The Night Riders at Nacton: The Start; First Jump: The Fall; and The Finish

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    Henry Alken, Sen. (1784-1851)
    The Night Riders at Nacton: The Start; First Jump: The Fall; and The Finish
    each signed 'H. Alken', and signed and inscribed (on the reverses)
    oil on board
    9 x 12 in. (22.9 x 30.5 cm.)
    a set of four (4)


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    These pictures illustrate a celebrated race said to have been run in 1803 over four and half miles from the Cavalry Barracks in Ipswich to Nacton Church.

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    Provenance

    Painted for J. Mabey Esq. (according to inscriptions in the artist's hand on the reverse of each panel)
    with Arthur Ackerman & Son Ltd., London