Henry Alken (1785-1851) Complete Set Four Hand-Coloured Aquatints 1821

Henry Alken (1785-1851) Complete Set Four Hand-Coloured Aquatints 1821

Code: 11099


H: 40.5cm (15.9")W: 59.4cm (23.4")


Henry Alken (1785-1851) (after)
Engraved by Thomas Sutherland (c.1785-1827) 
A Complete Set of Hand-Coloured Hunting Prints
Etching with aquatint, printed in colours and with hand-colouring
Published by 1821

Each Measures:-
40.5 cm x 59.4 cm (Framed)

Private Collection, Oxfordshire.

An impressive set of very well presented antique original colour printed and hand-coloured aquatint hunting prints in an excellent state of preservation. The scenes each lettered with their titles beneath and publication details "Alken Delt. / T. Sutherland Sculpt. / London, Published 1st August 1821:

The prints titled as follows:-
'Full Cry'
'Going to Cover'
'Breaking Cover'
'The Death'

Excellent full margins. Nicely presented, framed and glazed in modern Hogarth-style frames.

Mellon/Snelgrove 16.

For a similar set of four prints, mounted in an album, see Lot 30, Christie's London, 30th October 2012, "The Le Vivier Library of Sporting Books and Modern First Editions" (Live Auction 4354) (Realised GBP 1,375).