The Kennel."of the right Honourable Adolphus v.d. Luhe Great Master of the huntsmen in the Service of the Duke of Mecklenburg Suerin." [Letterpress added below title at a later date.]
London. Published April 20th 1796 by S.W.Reynolds, No.6. Rolls Buildings, Fetter Lane.
Mezzotint, printed in colours. Fine colour printing. Signed in the plate "G. Morland Del." 325 x 375mm. Very fine, unexamined out of frame.
Samuel William Reynolds [1774 - 1835] Produced his first mezzotints in 1794 as a pupil of C. H. Hodges and also John Raphael Smith where he more than likely met George Morland and had the opportunity to engrave the 'Kennel' in 1796. Being among the earliest works by this engraver it is regarded as one of his finest plates.
Whitman:401a. This impression has added letterpress suggesting the dogs belong to the Friedrich Franz Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 4296] £650.00