Lot 191: Hunt (Charles). Extraordinary Trotting Match Against Time. This Match made against Time for ?100 in which Mr Burke of Hereford notoriety, undertook to drive two horses in the same vehicle alternately 45 Miles in three successive hours, was decided on Tuesday June 15th 1839, over 5 miles on Sunbury Common from the Staines end to the 5 Mile Stone towards Hampton, which was completed in 2 hours 55 1/2 minutes, published R.Ackermann, 1839, aquatint with contemporary hand colouring after J.F.Herring, one marginal closed repaired tear, very slight spotting, 580 x 760 mm, framed and glazed in a late 19th century maple frame (1)
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