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,
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]
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