A Race Meeting card

A Race Meeting

WAG 2247

Currently not on display


This watercolour is close in style to illustrations that were drawn by the artist for his book 'An Excursion to Brighthelmstone made in the year 1789', a joint venture with his friend Henry Wigstead (1760 - 1840). The book intended to illustrate the pair's journey to Brighton on the south coast, then known as Brighthelmstone, a popular tourist resort. It was decidated to George IV (1762 - 1830), then the Prince of Wales, who was particularly fond of Brighton. Rowlandson's original drawings were engraved by Samuel Alken (1756 - 1815) and the volume published by G G & J Robinson of London in 1790.