Pheasants.2nd Plate of the British Feather Game.
London Published Jan. 1. 1810, at R.Ackermann's Repository of Arts 101, Strand.
Mezzotint, 357 x 440mm. Very fine.
Two pheasants in a landscape, one male and one female. From a series of 14 plates 'British Feather Game' published 1810 - 1812. A wonderful impression. After the animal painter James Barenger (1780 - 1831). He was the son of J. Barenger, a chaser, who exhibited water-colour drawings of insects at the Royal Academy between the years 1793 and 1799, and died in 1813, and he was on his mother's side a nephew of William Woollett, the eminent engraver. He obtained some celebrity as a painter of racehorses, dogs, deer, and other animals, which he exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1807 to 1831, in which year he died.
Whitman: 654, unrecorded, published lettered state. Siltzer: pg. 79.
[Ref: 8095] £1,200.00