Captain Becher and Grimaldi by James Pollard



Title

Captain Becher and Grimaldi

Artist

James Pollard

Ref GM4189
Type Fine Art Print
Image Size 48" x 36" (120 x 90 cm)
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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.