The Derby - returning home: 1872

Gustave Doré

 
The Derby - returning home: 1872
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 27cm

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An illustration of race-goers returning from Epsom to London, from the book 'London: a Pilgrimage' by Blanchard Jerrold and Gustave Doré, 1872. Jerrold describes how, on the way home from the Derby, he finds 'the revellers divided into two distinct, easily-recognised sections - viz., the Winners and the Losers. The Winners are uproarious and bibulous; the Losers are bibulous and sullen'.

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