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Alken, Henry Thomas, 1784-1851, artist.
Going to hunt, an easy job / Hy. Alken delt.
Alternate Title(s):
Going to hunt, 8 o'clock, an easy job
London : Published by Thos. McLean, Repository of Wit and Humour, 26 Haymarket, 1823.
Physical Description:
1 printing plate : copper ; 26 x 36 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2014 65
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Original copper plate used to print Henry Thomas Alken's Going to hunt, from his series Hunting, or, Six hours sports (London : McLean, 1823). The image depicts three riders on horseback, the rearmost horse apparently resisting the control of his rider.
Numbered at top left: "Pl. 1"
Cased with four of the five other plates in this series (lacking plate 3, Breaking cover).
The original print was titled "Going to hunt, 8 o'clock, an easy job." The words "8 o'clock" were subsequently effaced from the plate.
The original print appeared with series title "Hunting, or, Six hours sport" above the image. In the plate, it has been effaced.
Schwerdt, C.F.G.R. Hunting I, p. 16
Snelgrove, D. British sporting and animal prints, Alken 17 (p. 13)
Tooley, R.V. Coloured plates (1973 ed.), 32
Subject Terms:
Copperplates -- Specimens.
Etching -- Great Britain.
Fox hunting.
Horse sports.
Sporting prints.
Printing plates.
Soft-ground etchings -- 1823.
McLean, T. (Thomas)
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