I suggest that it is the iconisation of the Stubbs portrait of George (later the) IV’s most successful horse, ridden in a distinctive flying gallop by his favourite jockey, Old Sam Chifney; and that the depiction of boots and reins without a rider symbolises George’s disgust at the termination of Chifney’s career by the Jockey Club following a race-rigging scandal.
Northumberland, Brighton, London.
Barrel-organ-ish stuff from London.
With acrobats, clowns, and Doris and Thisbe, goddesses of wind.
Cars and chariots of death.