A Set of Four Original Regency Shooting Prints Published 1823

A Set of Four Original Regency Shooting Prints Published 1823

Code: 10722


H: 42.4cm (16.7")W: 48.5cm (19.1")


Thomas Sutherland (c.1785-1827) 
After Dean Wolstenholme (1757-1837)
"Shooting" (The full series of four plates I-IV)
Etching with aquatint, original hand-colouring
Published by Rudolph Ackermann, 1823

Each Measures:-
42.4 cm x 48.5 cm (Framed)1823

W. Heffer & Sons Ltd, The Heffer Gallery, 18 & 19 Sidney Street, Cambridge.

A charming set of antique original aquatinted prints, with original hand-colouring showing huntsmen with their gundogs enjoying an afternoon of sport. The scenes each lettered with their titles beneath and publication details "Painted by D.Wolstenholme / Engraved by T.Sutherland / London, Published at R.Ackermann's, 101 Strand, May 1 1823":
Plate I. 'Going out'
Plate II. 'Game found'
Plate III. 'Dogs brought the Game & reloading'
Plate IV. 'Refreshing'

Attractively toned, some foxing. Nicely presented in vintage Hogarth frames. Good full margins.

See British Museum "1906,0419.157" [Plate I.]; "1939,0714.58" [Plate II.]; "1939,0714.59" [Plate III.]; "1939,0714.60" [Plate IV.]

F.L. Wilder "English Sporting Prints (With 95 Colour Plates)", London, Thames & Hudson, 1974, where Paul Mellon's copy of Shooting. Plate I, 'Going Out' is illustrated Plate 69, p.162.