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A set of 4 fox huntings which are in the highest repute [graphic] / from that celebrated artist J. Seymour.

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A set of four fox huntings which are in the highest repute

Twelve prints of fox, stag, and hare huntings.

[London] : Printed for Carington Bowles in St. Paul's Church Yard, London, [between 1771 and 1785]
Physical Description:
12 prints : engravings ; plate marks 18 x 28 cm, on sheets 23 x 35 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2013 39
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Title from top margin of print 1.
Some plates with parallel titles in French.
"Book 3" of 31 sets of prints published by Carington Bowles, 1771-1785. A contemporary advertisement for the series notes: "Various sets, or books, of beautiful and entertaining prints, on half sheets of fine demy paper; containing 12 prints in each. Price 3s. plain, or 8s. each book, finely coloured. Printed for and sold by the proprietor Carington Bowles, at his map and print warehouse, no. 69, St. Paul's Church Yard, London."
Title from advertisement for the series: Twelve prints of fox, stag, and hare huntings.
Bowles, C. Carington Bowles's new and enlarged catalogue of useful and accurate maps, charts, and plans. London, 1784, page 141
BAC: British Art Center copy unbound, in contemporary (?) brown paper wrappers. Uncolored. Housed with the 30 other sets of prints in this series. With the printed advertisement (1 sheet) listing the 31 sets.
Subject Terms:
Fox hunting -- Pictorial works.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- Early works to 1800.
Hunting -- England -- Early works to 1800.
Engravings -- 1771-1785.
Bowles, Carington, 1724-1793, publisher.
Seymour, James, 1702-1752, artist.

  • 1. Going to cover = L'entree du bois
  • 2. The chase = La chasse
  • 3. Making a cast at a fault = Les chiens cherchans a retrouver la piste
  • 4. The death of the fox = La mort du reynard
  • 5. Unharbouring the stag and uncoupling the dogs
  • 6. The stag taking soil
  • 7. The death and taking say of the stag
  • 8. A view of his Grace the Duke of Kensington's house at Thoresby with his Grace & attendants going a setting
  • 9. The going out in the morning = La sortie des chasseurs au mating
  • 10. In full chace = Action de chasser
  • 11. The hounds at fault = Les chiens en default
  • 12. The death of the hare = La mort de lieure.

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