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

"Qualified Horses and Unqualified Riders:" 'Faceing a Brook Verifying the Old Adage, Look Before You Leap'

Date:
undated
Medium:
Watercolor, with pen, in brown ink, black ink, and graphite on medium, slightly textured, blued white, wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 8 1/16 × 10 7/8 inches (20.5 × 27.6 cm), Contemporary drawn border: 7 15/16 × 10 11/16 inches (20.2 × 27.1 cm), and Image: 7 1/2 × 10 11/16 inches (19.1 × 27.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen with black ink, lower center: "Faceing a Brook verifying the old Adage. Look before you Leap"; inscribed in graphite, verso, center: "23"; inscribed in graphite, lower right: "HRH 12 - 4A."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2001.2.535
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
brook | falling | fields | horseback riders | horseback riding | horses (animals) | hunt | hunters | hunting | jumping | leaping | men | sporting art | water
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:47201
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