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Alken, Henry Thomas, 1784–1851

H. Alken's panorama of a fox hunt : shewing a large scope of the Leicestershire, Rutlandshire and Lincolnshire counties : with all sorts of riders, good, bad, & indifferent.

Additional Title(s):

Panorama of a fox hunt

London : Published by R. Ackermann, Junr., 191, Regent Street, Jany. 1st [1828]
Physical Description:
1 print on 6 joined sheets : soft-ground etching ; sheets end-to-end 10 x 323 cm, rolled (in wooden case) to 16 x 4 cm (scroll format)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
SK285.A5 P36 1828 Flat A
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Date of publication from Siltzer.
Snelgrove, D. British sporting and animal prints, Alken 30
Siltzer, F. Story of British sporting prints, page 61
Restricted fragile material. Use requires permission of the Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts.
BAC: British Art Center copy is in contemporary boxwood drum, with publisher's original illustrated label mounted on the outside.
Text is a continuous panoramic image with titles below scenes following a fox hunt with humorous commentary.
Subject Terms:
Fox hunting -- Pictorial works.
Hunting -- Pictorial works.
Sports -- Pictorial works.
Scrolls -- England -- 19th century.
Soft-ground etchings -- Hand-colored -- 1828.
Ackermann, Rudolph, 1764-1834, publisher

  • [title page]
  • All horn hunters, who never see the Hounds but once in the day
  • Some very doubtful ones
  • A Good one, but behind from a fall, and Down again
  • Podge at a Gate
  • by some of all sorts
  • mostly Bad
  • No Judgement at all
  • Excessive Polite
  • more Judgement than Pluck
  • With more Pluck than Judgement
  • Let's take the Road
  • A perfect Snaffle horse
  • Steady she goes
  • A horse caught
  • Catch my horse
  • Slap at anything
  • A Check
  • A Roller
  • Have a care-2 to 1 on a fall
  • A positive Railer
  • Down for a dozen
  • Go along Bob-that pace will do the trick
  • See Ben- how they do push him along
  • Hold hard- don't ye cross the Scent
  • Wo-e Woe.

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