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Blake, C., fl. 1825–1826

The poacher's progress : in eight plates / from paintings by C. Blake ; engraved, in colours, and published by C. Turner, no. 50, Warren Street, Fitzroy Square.

[London] : [C. Turner], 1826.
Physical Description:
[1] leaf, 8 leaves of plates : chiefly ill. ; 46 x 59 cm.
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Folio B 2011 21
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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Plates 1, 2, and 5 are signed: "Painted by I.L. Turner, from a sketch by C. Blake. Engraved by C. Turner." Plates 3, 6, 7, and 8 are signed: "Painted by C. Blake. Engraved by C. Turner." Plate 4 is signed: "Painted by C. Blake. Engraved by R. Havell Junr."
Plates are dated 1825-1826.
"Price twelve shillings each or £4:12 the set. Bound in boards, £5:5."--Title page.
Five of Blake's original watercolors reproduced here are now in the collections of the Yale Center for British Art (Department of Prints and Drawings, B2001.2.666-670).
Snelgrove, D. British sporting and animal prints, p. 48
BAC: British Art Center copy unbound. Has laid in the original printed cover label, on green paper.
Set of 8 hand-colored aquatints depicting the act and consequences of poaching.
Subject Terms:
Hunting -- Great Britain -- Pictorial works.
Poachers -- Great Britain -- Pictorial works.
Poaching -- Great Britain -- Pictorial works.
Turner, C. -- Publisher.
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1826.
Havell, Robert, 1793-1878, engraver.
Turner, Charles, 1774-1857, engraver.

  • Poachers setting the snare
  • Poachers taking the struggling hare from the noose
  • Poachers stalking for partridges
  • Poachers snaring pheasants
  • Poachers meeting the keepers
  • Poachers scuffling with the constables in the skittle ground
  • Poachers before the magistrates
  • Poachers in prison (the pardon).

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