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The winner: 1872

Gustave Doré

The winner: 1872
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 29cm

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Illustration of a winning jockey surrounded by the crowd at the Derby, from the book 'London: a Pilgrimage' by Blanchard Jerrold and Gustave Doré, 1872. Jerrold records the following description of the crowd moving at the end of a race: 'The most curious spectacle is the human tide which, instantaneously and in a body, pours forth and rolls over the course behind the runners, like a wave of ink; the black and motionless crowd has suddenly melted and become molten; in a moment it spreads itself abroad in vast proportions till the eye cannot follow it, and appears in front of the stands'.

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1872 AD - 1872 AD
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