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Alken, Henry Thomas, 1784-1851, ill.
Fores's steeple chase scenes : illustrative of the sport : a series of six plates / from original drawings by H. Alken, sen.
Alternate Title(s):
Steeple chase scenes
London : Published by Messrs. Fores, [1848]
Physical Description:
[2] p., 6 leaves of plates : chiefly ill. ; 40 x 57 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2011 31
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Aquatint engravings by John Harris; after Henry Alken.
"Published April 24th, 1848"--Plates.
Printed by George Nichols, Earl's Court, Soho.
Issued unbound, with a letterpress title leaf. Verso of the title leaf includes publisher's advertisements.
"Price £2:12:6 the set, colored."--Cover.
Snelgrove, D. British sporting and animals prints, p. 28
Siltzer, F. Story of British sporting prints (2nd ed) p. 73
BAC: British Art Center copy unbound, with printed title leaf. Has ink stamp of the Duke of Gloucester.
1. The starting field -- 2. Wattle fence, with a deep drop -- 3. In and out of the lane -- 4. The warren wall -- 5. The brook -- 6. The run in.
Subject Terms:
Gloucester, Duke of -- Provenance.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Horse racing -- Pictorial works.
Horses -- Pictorial works.
Messrs. Fores (Firm) -- Publisher.
Nichols, George -- Printer.
Steeplechasing -- Pictorial works.
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1848.
Harris, John, 1791?-1873, engraver.
Messrs. Fores (Firm), publisher.
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