Like Buy Share View in Room Title A Desperate Struggle Artist James Pollard Ref GM4188 Type Fine Art Print Image Size 48" x 36" (120 x 90 cm) Paper Size 52" x 40" (132 x 102 cm) Price $1,300.00 £780.00 $1,300.00 €1,365.00 Add to basket Description One of four plates. Steeplechasing is said to have its origin in the impromptu gallop home after a day's hunting, regardless of such obstacles as hedges and streams. These aquatints were published by J. W. Laird of Leadenhall Street on 1st June 1837. They depict the St.Albans steeplechase of that year, when the splendid Grimaldi fell dead under his jockey, Captain Becher, on passing the winning post. Another famous runner was Lottery, who two years later won the first Grand National.