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Antique Print-HUNTING-HORSES-FOXHOUNDS-Alken-Harris-1851
- Antique print, titled: 'One of the Flowers of our Hunt. 'A Jonquill. There is one more of this flower in every hunt, not very fast, but good at business: Should his horse demur at a brook, he is sure to bring an action'.' - A hunting scene with a rider who takes the wrong path. Handcolored aquatint on wove paper. Description: Source unknown, to be determined.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'John Harris' after 'Henry Thomas Alken'. Sir Henry Thomas Alken (1785-1851) was a leading British sporting artist, exploring the comic side of riding in this series of prints depicting the follies and foibles of aristocrats on their weekend outings. They were part of a larger movement of caricature prints lampooning British society that were published in England in the first half of the 19th Century, by artists such as Thomas Rowlandson.Henry Thomas Alken was a painter and engraver, son of artist Samuel Alken. He worked in London and the provinces and was prolific in a variety of media, including painting, etching and watercolor. Trained as a miniature painter, his works always had a graphic precision. He is known for hunting, coaching, racing and other animal subjects. He was also employed by sporting periodicals as an illustrator and provided plates for the National Sports of Great Britain (London, 1821), "strengthening the market for his work in sporting circles, in particular the notorious clique of wealthy and reckless huntsmen who gathered at Melton. Condition: Fair, given age. Black stains in the margins from previous framing. Image itself clean. General age-related toning and/or … [Click Below for Full Description]
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