Flora: 'Well Ronald! and how do you like Rotten Row?'
Ronald: 'Oh, pretty well, but it's rather slow work to a man who has been accustomed to go across country as I have all my life!'
The Old Foxhunter by John Leech
Artist John Leech (1817-1864) is best known in sporting art for his illustrations to Surtees' books, such as Mr Facey Romford's Hounds, Plain or Ringlets, Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour, and Ask Mama, several of which, in pen and ink drawings and colour plates, were of side-saddle riding scenes. John Leech was one of the most important caricaturists of his day, and contributed prolific illustrations to Punch magazine, as well as producing fine work for other publications, including the Illustrated London News.
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