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Creator:
Henry Thomas Alken, 1785–1851, British
Title:

Hunting Scene: The Meet

Former Title(s):

The Belvoir Hunt: The meet

Date:
ca. 1840
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 18 x 24 1/4 inches (45.7 x 61.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2001.2.253
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
animals | carriage | costume | cottage | dogs (animals) | fence | horses (animals) | hunters | hunting | inn | pub | rural | spectators | sporting art | windmill
Access:
Not on view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:40731
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Alken was a prolific draughtsman, engraver, and painter of sporting subjects whose work often took serial form. Some of his prints were published under the pseudonym "Ben Tally-Ho!" He rode to hounds himself, and spent much time in the English mecca of foxhunting, Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire. In all likelihood the present series shows episodes from a hunt in that part of the country.

Malcolm Warner

Warner, Malcolm and John Baskett. The Paul Mellon Bequest : treasures of a lifetime. New Haven : Yale Center for British Art, 2001, p. 66

Malcolm Warner, The Paul Mellon Bequest : treasures of a lifetime, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2001, p. 66, fig. a, N5247 M385 P28 2001 (YCBA)


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