TATTERSALL, George. 14158



Autograph Request, signed ‘Geo. Tattersall’, addressed to the Architectural Room, asking for three watercolour drawings to be delivered to the bearer. 4 x 8 inches, dust soiled, central filing hole. 42 Pall Mall, 25 July 1846. George Tattersall (pseud. “Wildrake”) (1817 – 1849) was a well-known sporting artist and architect, a member of the family which operated the Tattersall’s horse market. In 1836 he compiled a guide to The Lakes of England illustrated with forty-three charming line drawings, and he showed skill as an architect by building the Tattersall stud stables at Willesden. His experience in this and similar undertakings led him to publish Sporting Architecture (1841). In the same year, under the pseudonym “Wildrake,” he published Cracks of the Day, describing and illustrating sixty-five racehorses. He also contributed illustrations to the Hunting Reminiscences of Nimrod (Charles J. Apperley), the Book of Sports (1843), and the New Sporting Almanack.