AVERY, Joseph, Equestrian and Harlequin. 19505



Autograph Letter Signed, offering “to Engage My Self has first or second harlequin to assist in the Combats and make My Self otherwise youseful”, giving Mr. Ducrow as a reference. 1 page 5 x 7 inches, closed filing hole. 9 Mason Street, Lambeth, 19 September 1831. Joseph Avery, “Late of Astley’s has an Equestrian and harlequin”. Andrew Ducrow (1793–1842) was a British circus performer, often called the “Father of British circus equestrianism” and the “Colossus of equestrians”. He was the originator of horsemanship acts and proprietor of Astley’s Amphitheatre.