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Coursing, View near Epsom. / Plate 4
Painted by S.N. Sartorius / Engraved by J. Pollard.
London / Published by T. Helme, at his Picture Frame Manufactory, 15, Tabernacle Square, Old Street Road May 1833.
Aquatint with hand-colouring, platemark 460 x 550mm (18 x 21½"). Very large margins. Paper watermarked 'J Whatman Turkey Mill 1833'. Creasing; damage inside upper platemark.
Final plate from a set of four coursing prints, showing the return from the hunt with a servant carrying a dead rabbit. Presumably after animal and sporting painter John Nost Sartorius (1759-1829), whose popularity in the field was second only to that of his contemporary George Stubbs, but given here as 'S.N. Sartorius'.
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Hunting Plate I. Brushing into Cover.
Hunting Plate I. Brushing into Cover. To Osgood Hanbury, Esq. of Coggeshall, In Essex; This Print is dedicated, by his most humble and obedient Servant John Harris. [&] Plate II. The Chase. To John Free Esq.r of Woodford Essex; [...]. [&] Plate III. At Fault. To Milton Bowman, Esq.r of Clapton this print from the Picture in his Possession, is most respectfully Inscribed, by his much obliged and obedient Servant [...]. [&] Plate IV. The Death. To Charles Boldero Esq.r of Aspeden Hall, Herts, This Print is dedicated [...].
Painted by J.N. Sartorius. The Landscape by J. Peltro. The Figures Engraved by J. Neagle.
London: Pub. [Plate II & IV dated 'Oct.r 1 1795'] by J. Deeley, N.95 Berwick Street. [but c.1810.]
Set of four engravings. 480 x 620mm (19 x 24½"). All plates trimmed to plate. Plate I: repairs with loss of text in verse, nicks in edges. Plate II: repairs in inscription area. Plate III: a few small repairs in inscription area. Plate IV with paper weakness on right, engraver's inscription slightly rubbed.
Four classic English hunting scenes after John Nost Sartorius (1759-c.1828), an artist known for his horse portraits, engraved by Peltro William Tomkins (1759-1840) and James Neagle (1760?-1822). Each plate has lines of verse from 'The Chace' by William Somerville (1675-1742), a poet and keen sportsman. Thomas Bewick illustrated an edition of the poem in 1796. The set was first published in 1790 by John Harris and reissued by him in 1795, making the dates on plates II & IV unlikely. The BM dates Deeley's address in Berwick Street to 1809-1815.
Siltzer p.243, this edition not listed; See BM 1873,0712.547 - 1873,0712.550, again this edition not listed.
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