Our Grandfathers' Hobbies.
Published by Leggatt Bro.s., 62 Cheapside E.C. 1898.
Engraving, small margins; signed by the artist. 205 x 260mm (8 x 10¼").
The central image is a copy of William Mason's painting 'A Country Racecourse', published 1786. The ten remarques are other pursuits: gambling, badger-baiting, bare-knuckle boxing, billiards, 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.
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