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The Chase of the Roebuck. [&] The Death of the Roebuck, with a view of Whatcombe House.
The Chase of the Roebuck. [&] The Death of the Roebuck, with a view of Whatcombe House. Dedicated by permission to E. M. Pleydell, Esqr. many years Master of a Pack of Roebuck Hounds. By his Sincere and obliged Friend W.P. Hodges. [&] Dedicated by permission to E. M. Pleydell, Esqe. who many years Hunted the Roebuck. By his Sincere and obliged Friend W.P. Hodges.
From Original Drawings by W.P.Hodges, Esq.r Engraved by H. Alken & R. G. Reeve.
London, Published October 1st. 1834, by Tho.s Mc.Lean, 26, Haymarket.
Pair of coloured aquatints. Watermarked: J. Whitman. Turkey Mill. 1846. Plate 412 x 578mm. 16¼" x 22¾". [&] Watermarked: J. Whitman. Turkey Mill. Plate 412 x 585mm. 16¼" x 23". Some slight time-staining. [&] Tear into the right-hand side of the image. Some spotting and time-staining.
A pair of hunting scenes in Dorset. Hunters and hounds pursue and catch a roebuck.
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David Crockett's Fight for Bear-Meat.
David Crockett's Fight for Bear-Meat. Sporting Anecdotes. The Hardest Fend Off!! [...]
Drawn & Engraved by H. Alken.
Published March 1st 1839 by R. Ackermann at his Eclipse, Sporting Gallery, 191, Regent St.
Aquatint printed in colour with gum arabic, platemark 280 x 380mm (11 x 15"), on Whatman paper watermarked 1837. Crease through centre.
Davy Crockett (1786-1836), American frontiersman, soldier, and politician, encountering a bear. He approaches the bear, which has one of Crockett's dogs in its clutches. Already a media star in his lifetime, this print was published three years after he was killed at the Alamo. Print made by Henry Alken (1785-1851), painter and engraver who specialised in hunting, coaching, racing and animal subjects. His work was highly sought-after in sporting circles, particularly amongst the huntsmen who gathered at Melton Mowbray.
[Ref: 39541]   £450.00  
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Calves' Heads and Brains or a Phrenological Lecture.
Calves' Heads and Brains or a Phrenological Lecture. Concluding Address: Having thus concluded the hundred and thirty ninth article, under the Head or Section of Propensities, I shall take my leave until the next lecture [...]
J. Lump delt L. Bump sc. [1826]
Etching with hand-colouring, sheet 235 x 290mm (9¼ x 11½"). Tear at top right.
A phrenologist (possibly George Combe) lectures, his overwrought closing remarks printed below the image. The audience exhibit varying responses. The room is filled with books (their spines all bearing titles or authors), busts of famous personages and illustrating different propensities (eg 'slyness', 'sleepiness') and skulls, while pictures with phrenological content adorn the walls.
BM Satires 15158; for a print derived from this image see ref. 25890.
[Ref: 41279]   £290.00  
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Sleighing in North America.
Sleighing in North America.
H. Alken [ms]
London, Pub.d 1844 by J.W. Laird, 1 Leadenhall St.
Aqautint with hand-colouring, rare, platemark 250 x 325mm (9¾ x 12¾"). Repairs.
Sleighing scene by Henry Thomas Alken (1785-1851), one of a famous family of painters and engravers. Beginning in 1813, Henry designed prints for London's leading sporting printsellers, specializing in field sports and coaching scenes. While Alken occasionally provided illustrations for travel books (including one on Rio de Janeiro), this American scene is an oddity in his work as a whole.
Not in Abbey
[Ref: 43411]   £480.00  
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