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The Chase of the Roebuck. [&] The Death of the Roebuck, with a view of Whatcombe House.
The Chase of the Roebuck. [&] The Death of the Roebuck, with a view of Whatcombe House. Dedicated by permission to E. M. Pleydell, Esqr. many years Master of a Pack of Roebuck Hounds. By his Sincere and obliged Friend W.P. Hodges. [&] Dedicated by permission to E. M. Pleydell, Esqe. who many years Hunted the Roebuck. By his Sincere and obliged Friend W.P. Hodges.
From Original Drawings by W.P.Hodges, Esq.r Engraved by H. Alken & R. G. Reeve.
London, Published October 1st. 1834, by Tho.s Mc.Lean, 26, Haymarket.
Pair of coloured aquatints. Watermarked: J. Whitman. Turkey Mill. 1846. Plate 412 x 578mm. 16¼" x 22¾". [&] Watermarked: J. Whitman. Turkey Mill. Plate 412 x 585mm. 16¼" x 23". Some slight time-staining. [&] Tear into the right-hand side of the image. Some spotting and time-staining.
A pair of hunting scenes in Dorset. Hunters and hounds pursue and catch a roebuck.
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David Crockett's Fight for Bear-Meat.
David Crockett's Fight for Bear-Meat. Sporting Anecdotes. The Hardest Fend Off!! [...]
Drawn & Engraved by H. Alken.
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"), on Whatman paper watermarked 1837. Crease through centre.
Davy Crockett (1786-1836), American frontiersman, soldier, and politician, encountering a bear. He approaches the bear, which has one of Crockett's dogs in its clutches. Already a media star in his lifetime, this print was published three years after he was killed at the Alamo. 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.
[Ref: 39541]   £450.00  
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[Gun Dogs.]
[Gun Dogs.]
H. Alken del.t. et sculp.t.
London, Published by Thos. M.cLean, Hay Market, 1820.
Fine hand-coloured etching; J. Whatman 1821 watermark. Plate: 200 x 250mm (8 x 9¾"), with large margins.
[Ref: 47767]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Pointer & Setter by Henry Alken.
Pointer & Setter by Henry Alken.
London Published by Thos. M.cLean, 26 Haymarket 1824.
Fine hand-coloured etching. Plate: 135 x 210mm (5½ x 8¼"), with large margins.
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[Military Discoveries.] On recovering from a swoon, you Discover it was occasioned by your horse being shot under you, and in the fall broke your leg;
[Military Discoveries.] On recovering from a swoon, you Discover it was occasioned by your horse being shot under you, and in the fall broke your leg; on looking round you see both friend and enemy leaving you in the lurch , that your only company are a pack of low bred things, who have actually had the honour to be killed by sword or bullet, while you have happened of nothing more than a common place accident.
[by Henry Thomas Alken.]
London, Published Mar 24, 1819 by S. & J. Fuller, Temple of Fancy, 34, Rathbone Place.
Rare coloured aquatint, J. Whatman 1818 watermark; 23 x 300 (9 x 11¾") very large margins. Slight soiling, crack in bottom plate mark.
A cavalryman wakes to find the battle has moved on. From 'Military Discoveries or, The Miseries of campaigning in a series of seven plates being Hints to Young Officers' by Ben Tally-Ho, a pseudonym of Henry Thomas Alken (1785-1851), second son of Sanuel Alken.
Rare: not in Abbey.
[Ref: 55783]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Military Discoveries.]
[Military Discoveries.] Being awoke by a violent noise, and rushing from your quarters, you Discover your Colonel who commands you, immediately to resist a serious and unexpected attack made on the Camp by the Enemy, without waiting for any additonal Clothes
[by Henry Thomas Alken.]
London, Published Mar 24, 1819 by S. & J. Fuller, Temple of Fancy, 34, Rathbone Place.
Rare coloured aquatint. 23 x 300 (9 x 11¾") very large margins.
Men pulling on their clothes as their colonel swings his sabre, wearing only shirt, jacket and cap. From 'Military Discoveries or, The Miseries of campaigning in a series of seven plates being Hints to Young Officers' by Ben Tally-Ho, a pseudonym of Henry Thomas Alken (1785-1851), second son of Samuel Alken.
Rare: not in Abbey.
[Ref: 55784]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Skittles.]
[Skittles.]
H. Alken del.t et sculp.t.
London, Published by Tho.s McLean, May Market, 1820.
Coloured etching. 195 x 250mm (7¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed within plate at top. Small margins.
A well-dressed group play skittles, while a woman serves drinks.
[Ref: 55615]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Sleighing in North America.
Sleighing in North America.
H. Alken [ms]
London, Pub.d 1844 by J.W. Laird, 1 Leadenhall St.
Aqautint with hand-colouring, rare, platemark 250 x 325mm (9¾ x 12¾"). Repairs.
Sleighing scene by Henry Thomas Alken (1785-1851), one of a famous family of painters and engravers. Beginning in 1813, Henry designed prints for London's leading sporting printsellers, specializing in field sports and coaching scenes. While Alken occasionally provided illustrations for travel books (including one on Rio de Janeiro), this American scene is an oddity in his work as a whole.
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Extraordinary Steeple-Chase.
Extraordinary Steeple-Chase. For One Thousand Sovereigns between Mr. Osbaldeston's 'Clasher' and Capt.n Ross's 'Clinker'. From Great Dalby Windmill, to within a mile of Tilton on the Hill. (The 5 miles was done in 16 minutes). Dedicated with Permission to Geo. Osbaldeston, Esq.r, and the Gentlemen of the Pytchley Hunt, By their very obliged & obedient servant. R. Ackermann.
Engraved by Mess.rs H. Alken & E. Duncan. London, published 1830, by R. Ackermann, 96 Strand_ and R. Ackermann Jun.r, 191 Regent Street. From a Painting by E. Gill of Northampton, in the possession of G. Osbaldeston, Esq.
London, 1830.
Scarce & fine hand coloured aquatint. 505 x 760mm (20 x 30"). Framed. Unexamined out of frame.
Scene of the steeplechase horse race between horses Clasher and Clinker, ridden by George Osbaldeston (1786-1866) and Dick Christian (1779-1862) respectively. Osbaldeston, an MP for East Retford 1812-1818, was renowned for his racing abilites. His victory at the 1826 steeplechase race depicted here won him 1,000 guineas. Christian had a relatively respectful career in the country caring for and riding horses, though he died impoverished.
Siltzer: p. 332.
[Ref: 55109]   £1,250.00  
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