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

A Cock-fight Watched by Four Men in an Out-House:The Death, Engraved as Plate 40 in "The National Sports of Great Britain"

Date:
1821
Medium:
Graphite and watercolor on medium, slightly textured, cream, wove paper, mounted on, thick, oderately textured, beige, wove paper
Dimensions:
Mount: 9 11/16 × 13 11/16 inches (24.6 × 34.8 cm), Contemporary drawn border: 9 5/8 × 13 5/8 inches (24.4 × 34.6 cm), and Sheet: 9 7/16 × 13 3/8 inches (24 × 34 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower center: "Five to one [?]"'; inscribed in graphite, verso, upper right: "29"; inscribed in graphite, verso, center right: "22 /20 pair"

Signed in graphite, lower left: "H. Alken"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2001.2.386
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
cock-fight | death | men | outhouse | roosters | sporting art
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:47131
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Dudley Snelgrove, British Sporting and Animal Prints 1658-1874: A Catalogue, The Paul Mellon Collection , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1981, NE960.3 G7 B75 + Oversize (Mellon Shelf) (YCBA)


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