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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
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.