"A Fatal Discovery", Henry Alken (1785-1851)

Code: 10556


H: 33cm (13")W: 41.5cm (16.3")


Henry Alken Thomas (1785-1851)
"A Fatal Discovery"
from the "Sporting Discoveries" or "Miseries of Shooting" Series, 
Hand-coloured etching on laid paper, 
Published by S & J Fuller, 
London, 1816
Measures 33 cm x 41.5 cm (Framed)

Printed beneath image with the title center: "A FATAL DISCOVERY. / Having flush'd a Bird suddenly on the side of a Hedge, you are obliged to turn sharp round / to get a Snap shot as it is swishing over the Gate; on the Smoke clearing away, you Discover / that the bird is in full flight, and that you have shot an Old Market Woman." and with the publication line "London, Published Feby. 1st. 1816, by, S & J. Fuller, 34, Rathbone Place".

A darkly humourous Regency Era print, in an attractively toned, stained and faded 'country house' condition in a distressed black frame with a gilt slip.

Scarce. For similar see Paul Mellon Collection - Virginia Museum of Fine Arts [85.1302.3]