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Alken, Henry Thomas, 1784–1851

Doing the thing and the thing done : in a series of sporting plates / by Ben Tally-Ho ; author of "Sporting discoveries, or The miseries of driving," and "Sporting discoveries, or The miseries of hunting," &c. &c.

London : Published by S. and J. Fuller, at the Temple of Fancy, Rathbone Place, [1818]
Physical Description:
[8] leaves of plates : all ill., 28 x 39 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2011 25
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
By Henry Thomas Alken.
Cover title.
Plates are dated 1818 (March 2 and April 5).
Alken's original watercolors for the set (except "Doing it furiously") are now in the collections of the Yale Center for British Art (Prints and Drawings, B2001.2.538-544).
British sporting and animal prints, 1658-1874, p. 11
Schwerdt, C.F.G.R. Hunting, hawking, shooting, I, p. 13
Siltzer, F. Story of British sporting prints (2nd ed) p. 69
Tooley, R.V. English books with coloured plates, 1790-1860 24
BAC: British Art Center copy: Stitched in original tan wrappers; printed in black. Publisher's advertisements verso of front cover and front and back of back cover. Slipcase with the armorial bookplate of Fitz Eugene Dixon.
Subject Terms:
Dixon, Fitz Eugene -- Bookplate.
Fox hunting -- England -- Pictorial works.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Pictorial works.
Hunt riding -- Pictorial works.
Hunting -- Pictorial works.
S. & J. Fuller -- Publisher.
Armorial Bookplates (Provenance)
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1818.

  • Morning. Turning out in prime twig, doing the least you can
  • Afternoon. Returning home in fine trim, doing the most you can
  • Doing the thing well, giving dribblers the go bye
  • Doing it no how
  • Doing it somehow
  • Doing it furiously
  • Doing the down leap
  • The down leap done.

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