[British, n.d., c.1810.]
Scarce etching with fine contemporary colour by hand, image 185 x 265mm. 7¼ x 10½". Trimmed within plate mark. Crease through lower left corner.
Two shooters with muskets in a landscape, one firing at woodcock which have been flushed into the air by four spaniels. From a set of shooting subjects by James Pollard after Samuel Alken (1756 - 1815), founder of the Alken dynasty of sporting artists. Siltzer refers to four shooting plates published in 1841, while noting 'an earlier issue in existence', which this may well be.
See Siltzer p.75.
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