The Death of the Stag.
London sold by T. Major Engraver to H. R. H. the Prince of Wales at the Golden Head in Chandois Street the lower end of St Martins Lane. Publish'd accord.g to Act of Parliament Feb.y 10 1753.
Etching and engraving, sheet 505 x 670mm. 19¾ x 26½". Small holes, Trimmed to plate, as normal. Flattened centre fold-crease.
Hunting party in a landscape, with at centre a man holding a flaying knife standing over a dead stag; figures on horseback around him, one of whom, a man, is seen blowing his horn. A dedication around a crest from the printmaker to Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield. Numbered 'No.4' lower right. Included in the series 'The Most Capital Paintings in England' (1763-86, issued in parts and available bound up as volumes from 1769 onwards). Etched by Andrew Lawrence and finished by Thomas Major. After Philips Wouwerman (1619 - 1668).
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