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Henry Alken (1785-1851), three hand coloured hunting “Idea” prints


Code: 10568


H: 29cm (11.4")W: 24cm (9.4")

Henry Alken (1785-1851) 
Three (3) hand coloured engravings from the series "Ideas, Accidental and Incidental To Hunting and Other Sports"
Published by Thomas McLean (1788-1875)
London, 1826
Each 29 cm x 24 cm (Framed)

An amusing set of hand-coloured prints depicting hunting incidents each lettered in etched manuscript beneath the image "H. Alken delt" and with the publication line "London, Published by Thos McLean, 26 Haymarket, 1826"

The titles here are:
"I say my hearty fellow, have you any IDEA where I can get a personal conveyance to Melton?"
"I say my good woman have you any IDEA how they manage here to get a horse out of a brook?"
"I say my good fellow have you not an IDEA that this hunting is exceedingly dangerous?"

Taken from Alken's witty series "Ideas, Accidental and Incidental To Hunting and Other Sports.; Caught in Leicestershire, &C. London" published by McLean between 1826 and 1830.

Well framed and presented in "country house" condition