Raby Pack.The Earl of Darlington's Fox-Hounds in their Kennel, Representing correct Portraits of the most celebrated Hounds, Also His Lordship's Huntsman, and Dog-Feeder, Sayer & Leonard.
London, Published & Sold April 20 1814 by Edwd. Orme, Bond Street, corner of Brook Street, Publisher to His Majesty, & H.R.H. the Prince Regent.
Framed mezzotint, republished state with date altered to 20 April 1814 [first published 1809]. 545 x 640mm (21½ x 25¼"). A superb impression with good margins; unexamined out of attractive 19th century veneered wooden frame, behind old rippled glass.
The hounds belonging to William Harry Vane, 1st Duke of Cleveland and Earl of Darlington (1766 - 1842) coming to eat at troughs in their kennels. The dog-feeder Leonard in centre wears top hat and waistcoat, the huntsman Sayer stands in the doorway at right. Hounds captioned below image, with arms bearing the motto 'Nec Temere Nec Timide'. A great British sporting print, after Henry Bernard Chalon (1771 - 1849).
Frankau: 235, II. Siltzer: pg.92.
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