The Ordeal by Fire.
Published by Leggatt Bro.s., 62 Cheapside E.C. 1895.
Engraving, small margins; signed by the artist. 205 x 260mm (8 x 10¼"). Ink spot in sky.
Grouse shooting in moorland. The eight remarques are puns on a shooting theme, two negros playing cards being 'Black Game', two old ladies cooking eggs being 'Old Poachers', etc. Frank Paton (1855-1909), best known for his paintings of animals and scenes of rural life. This print is from his series of etched Christmas cards published annually by Edward Ernest Leggatt from 1880 until Paton's death in 1909, costing half-a-guinea each. Each year a number of the prints would be sent from the printers to be signed in pencil by Paton.
[Ref: 31343] £90.00