David Crockett's Fight for Bear-Meat.Sporting Anecdotes. The Hardest Fend Off!! [...]
Published March 1st 1839 by R. Ackermann at his Eclipse, Sporting Gallery, 191, Regent St.
Aquatint printed in colour with gum arabic, platemark 280 x 380mm (11 x 15"). Crease through centre; on Whatman paper watermarked 1837.
Davy Crockett, American frontiersman, soldier, and politician, encountering a bear. He approaches the bear, which has one of Crockett's dogs in its clutches. Print made by Henry Alken (1785-1851), painter and engraver who specialised in hunting, coaching, racing and animal subjects. His work was highly sought-after in sporting circles, particularly amongst the huntsmen who gathered at Melton Mowbray.
For another plate from the same series see ref 65.
[Ref: 39541] £450.00