Reynard's Last Shift.From the Original Picture by John Collet, in the possession of the Proprietors.
Mezzotint with etching and large margins, platemark 155 x 115mm (6 x 4½").
A fox, pursued by hounds and members of the hunt who run in from the left, takes refuge in the cottage of a farmer, where the wife and daughters wave brooms at the intruders. Reduced copy of an earlier engraving after the painting by John Collet (c.1725-1780), whose works were frequently engraved in the mezzotint 'droll' fashion, as here.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; CLB iii/iii; for a larger version of this image see ref. 1330
[Ref: 32349] £120.00