The Cheshire Hunt.
Published by Tho.s Agnew, Repository of Arts, Exchange St, Manchester, and Mess.rs Ackermann & Co. Strad, London, Feb.y 19th 1842. Printed by Brooker & Harrison.
Etching and aquatint on india, approx 565 x 855mm (22¼ x 33½"). Outside of original publisher's frame 760 x 1070mm (30 x 42"). First-class proof in very fine original frame
The meeting of the 1839 Cheshire hunt in the countryside between Tarporley Church and Beeston Castle, engraved from the painting by Henry Calvert which now hangs at the Entrance Hall at Tatton Park. Three generations of the Egerton family are depicted: Wilbraham Egerton (1781-1856), his son William Tatton Egerton, later 1st Baron (1806-83) and his grandson Wilbraham Egerton, later 2nd Baron (1832-1909). Calvert reputedly took sketches of the huntsmen at their local hostelry and meeting-place, the Swan Inn in Tarporley.
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