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Poney Race at Astley's Amphitheatre

Print
late eighteenth century (printed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Print showing a Pony race at Astley's Amphitheatre, late eighteenth century.

This amphitheatre was located in Westminster Bridge, near Lambeth. It was opened in circa 1773 by Philip Astley (closing down briefly after a fire in 1794). The amphitheatre mixed circus with theatre, having a circus ring attached to a stage and was renowned for its historical military and equestrian dramas, which it continued to produce until its destruction in 1895.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Engraving, printed ink on paper.
Brief Description
Print showing a Pony race at Astley's Amphitheatre, late eighteenth century
Physical Description
Print showing a Pony race at Astley's Amphitheatre.
Dimensions
  • Height: 34cm
  • Width: 34.1cm
Credit line
Given by the British Theatre Museum Association
Place Depicted
Summary
Print showing a Pony race at Astley's Amphitheatre, late eighteenth century.



This amphitheatre was located in Westminster Bridge, near Lambeth. It was opened in circa 1773 by Philip Astley (closing down briefly after a fire in 1794). The amphitheatre mixed circus with theatre, having a circus ring attached to a stage and was renowned for its historical military and equestrian dramas, which it continued to produce until its destruction in 1895.
Other Number
Collection
Accession Number
S.3760-2013

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record createdSeptember 19, 2013
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