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Title:
A peep at the fox chace.
Published/Created:
London : Published by the engraver, 1829.
Physical Description:
1 peepshow (7 panels) ; 12 x 14 cm, expanding to 62 cm (open)
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
GV1199 .P44 1829
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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Classification:
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Notes:
Peepshow (or tunnel book) depicting a fox hunt. The seven panels (including the two end panels) are hand-colored etchings, with aquatint. The front face includes an oval peephole.
Issued in a blue-gray slipcase bearing a hand-colored title label, illustrated with a huntsman on horseback.
Four lines of verse on the front face read: "Tantivy the huntsman, he starts for the chace, In good humour as fresh as the morn, While health and hilarity beam from his face, At the sound of the mellow, tun'd horn."
Hand-coloured etching and aquatint.
The engraver/publisher is not identified.
Hyde, R. Paper peepshows, cat. 211 and page 186
Subject Terms:
Fox hunting -- Great Britain.
Horse sports -- Great Britain.
Form/Genre:
Tunnel books.
Peepshows.
Recreations -- Great Britain.
Etchings -- Hand-colored -- 1829.
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1829.
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