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[Anglers.]
[Anglers.]
[A Pawsey and Payne label on the reverse attributes the drawing to Samuel Alken Jnr.]
Drawing, 570mm x 465mm, 22½ x 18¼". Laid on board. Framed with the Pawsey and Payne label on reverse.
We agree as the style, pencil, and date of the paper c. 1820 support the Pawsey and Payne attribution. Richard Pawsey, who has died in 2003, specialising in 18th- and 19th-century sporting art. Samuel Alken, Jr. (British, 1784-1825) Samuel Alken Junior was a member of one of the most prominent families of sporting artists working in late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century Britain. Of Danish origin, Samuel Alken Senior (1750 - 1815) was the founder of the family tradition. He built his own artistic career by engraving hunting and sporting landscapes.
[Ref: 11933]   £650.00  
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Wood-Cock Shooting.
Wood-Cock Shooting.
Drawn by Alken. Engraved by Pollard.
[British, n.d., c.1810.]
Scarce etching with fine contemporary colour by hand, image 185 x 265mm. 7¼ x 10½". Trimmed within plate mark. Crease through lower left corner.
Two shooters with muskets in a landscape, one firing at woodcock which have been flushed into the air by four spaniels. From a set of shooting subjects by James Pollard after Samuel Alken (1756 - 1815), founder of the Alken dynasty of sporting artists. Siltzer refers to four shooting plates published in 1841, while noting 'an earlier issue in existence', which this may well be.
See Siltzer p.75.
[Ref: 26330]   £240.00  
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