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George Henry Laporte, R.B.A. (c.1799-1873)
Engraved by William Turner Davey (1818– 1900)
Published by A.J. Isaacs, 56 Bishipsgate St., Within
Steel Engraving with Original Hand-Colouring
Framed and glazed
44.5 cm x 68.5 cm (framed)
Private Collection, Oxfordshire, UK
Lettered beneath the image with the title "Going In" and "Painted by George Laporte" "Engraved by W.J. Davey" and "London, Published Octr 12th 1865 by A.J. Isaacs, 56 Bishipsgate St., Within".
A very attractive and highly accomplished mid-Victorian hunting print of a good, substantial size. Two huntsmen and five hounds are depicted about to enter and area of woodland. Well presented beneath glass, in an antique Hogarth style frame with an inner and outer gilt border.
George Laporte specialised in depicting horses, especially in hunting and racing scenes. He was one of the founding members of the Royal Society of British Artists. William Turner Davey was a skilled engraver who reproduced work for a number of artists, including Edwin Landseer.
Extremely scarce. Not in BM.