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Alken, Henry Thomas, 1784–1851

In full cry, hard work / Hy. Alken delt.

Additional Title(s):

In full cry, 11 o'clock, hard work

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 Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Numbered at top left: "Pl. 4"
Cased with four of the five other plates in this series (lacking plate 3, Breaking cover).
The original print was titled "In full cry, 11 o'clock, hard work" The words "11 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, hawking, shooting, I, p. 16
Snelgrove, D. British sporting and animal prints, Alken 17 (p. 13)
Tooley, R.V. English books with coloured plates, 1790-1860, 32
Original copper plate used to print Henry Thomas Alken's In full cry from his series Hunting, or, Six hours sports (London : McLean, 1823). The image depicts two riders on horseback trampling a startled farmer and his angry pigs.
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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