How to dine "Al Fesco."
London, Published Sept.r 1840, for the Proprietors of the Sporting Review, by R. ACkermann, 191 Regent St.
Etching, platemark 165 x 270mm (6½ x 10½").
Young gentlemen at a racing meet, arranging refreshments on their stagecoach. By Ebenezer Landells (1808-1860), illustrator and magazine proprietor. Landells was acquainted with journalists as William Makepeace Thackeray and Henry Mayhew, with whom he launched 'Punch, or, the London Charivari', and after selling his share went on to work with other propminent magazines such as the Illustrated London News. A former pupil of Thomas Bewick, Landells' work spans the transition from the years prior to the invention of photography, to the end of the nineteenth century when the traditional documentary function of printmaking had essentially been eliminated.
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