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    Sale 5437

    British Mezzotints and Printed Handkerchiefs from the Collection of the Honourable Christopher Lennox-Boyd

    12 March 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 84

    Philip Dawe (1750-1809), after Robert Pollard

    Lambert's Leap

    Price Realised  


    Philip Dawe (1750-1809), after Robert Pollard
    Lambert's Leap
    mezzotint on laid paper, good impression with thread margins, published by R.Pollard, London, 1786
    P. 25 3/8 x 17 7/8in. (64.5 x 45.4cm.)

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    The incident depicted above occurred when Mr Cuthbert Lambert of Newcastle was endeavouring to turn his run away horse at full speed whilst crossing Sandiford Stone Bridge, when it leaped the battlements and fell 20 feet into the water below. The horse died as a consequence of the fall but Lambert was providentially caught in the branches of an old ash tree and later rescued

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