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Creator:
Alken, Henry Thomas, 1784-1851, engraver.
Title(s):

Panorama of the Progress of Human Life, fashionably display'd : illustrating Shakespears Ages and giving at the same time the manners, costume, amusements, and the field sports of the English people, the whole illustrative of modern characters in a series of many hundreds of moving figures.

Additional Title(s):

Panorama of human life

Published/Created:
London : Published by S.&J. Fuller, Rathbone Place, April 20, 1820.
Physical Description:
1 print on 3 joined sheets : hand-colored aquatint ; sheets end-to-end 7 x 457 cm, rolled to 10 x 15 cm (scroll format)
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
ND497.A45 P36 1820 Copy 1 Flat
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
ND497.A45 P36 1820 Copy 2 Flat
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Classification:
Prints
Notes:
Abbey, J.R. Life in England in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, 474
Designs by Henry Alken, the scenes being miniature adaptations of plates in National Field Sports.
Title and imprint from circular engraved label on verso of first scene.
BAC: British Art Center copy 1 is the Abbey copy. Contained within original illustrated boxwood roller with engraved label reading: A panorama of human life. Published by S.&J. Fuller, Rathbone Place, London. Price £1.1.0.
BAC: British Art Center copy 2 contained within plain boxwood roller, rolled to 12 x 17 cm (scroll format)
Series of 35 colored aquatint scenes depicting incidents in the life of a squire's son.
Subject Terms:
Alken, Henry Thomas, 1784-1851. National Field Sports -- Illustrations.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- Pictorial works.
Manners and customs -- Great Britain -- Pictorial works.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Illustrations.
Form/Genre:
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1820.
Panoramas.
Scrolls -- England -- 19th century.
Contributors:
S. and J. Fuller, publisher.
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