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REF: 5046

Medium - Pencil on Paper

Size - 8½" x 7" (22cm x 18cm)


Recto – Signed with the artist’s monogram on the drawing and also signed in full on the mount. An inscription on the mount reads:

“A Very Dark Horse”.

Old Jockey – “Don’t think much of his points! We’ve one in our stables can kick his head off!”

Young Jockey – “Have you? Then why don’t you bring him out?”

Punch. June 4. 1892.



From a private collection.


Condition - Excellent. There is very slight foxing on the mount

A Very "Dark Horse" by Sir John Tenniel

  • Sir John Tenniel was born in England in the early years of the 19th Century. Tenniel was an illustrator, graphic humourist and political cartoonist, he was knighted for his artistic achievements in 1893. Tenniel is remembered especially as the principal political cartoonist for the Punch magazine for over 50 years, and for his illustrations to Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

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