Jem Burns' Pets.Jack Shepherd with the Bulldogs 'Duchess' 'Cribb' and 'Balll' From a painting in the possession of J.C. McCowan Esqre.
Published by Fred Mansell at 37, Belitha Villas Barnsbury London , N. August, 1915, Copyright registered.
Framed mezzotint printed in colours on india laid paper, 395 x 445mm, 15½ x 17½". Inscribed by the artist to the subscriber in pencil lower left: 'To Stanley Goff/ from the Publishers/ Fred Mansell/ 1924'. Some light, mostly marginal, foxing; unexamined out of contemporary frame.
Early specimens of the bulldog breed in an interior, with their master; a very scarce limited edition copy of an 1840s plate by Booth. With original publisher's advertisement label to verso of frame, an invitation to subscribe that lists prices for monochrome prints and 'Issue 50 [crossed in ink] copies only, printed in colors', at '42/- each'.
[Ref: 16778] £420.00