Key to the Picture of The Melton Hunt; Engraved in the finest style of Mezzotint by W. Humphrys, ...

Key to the Picture of The Melton Hunt; Engraved in the finest style of Mezzotint by W. Humphrys, from the Original in the Collection of His Grace the Duke of Wellington ? painted by Francis Grant

Foxhunting)(Melton Hunt)

Published by Henry Graves and Co, London, 1841
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Frontispiece numbered Key plate, The Melton Hunt. Etched by Landells after the celebrated painting. 8 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. RARE. The Melton Hunt Going to Draw the Ram's Head Cover by Sir Francis Grant (1810-1878), painter and president of the Royal Academy, was exhibited at the Royal Academy, 1839.Of Grant, who is buried at Melton Mowbray, Siltzer notes that he was usually neglected by authors of books on sporting pictures, and writes (after many anecdotes of sporting life at Melton) that he ?must have met most of these notabilites, so that in all these diversions from the main point, which is a sketch of the painter?s career, we are walking beside him, so to speak, breathing that same sporting atmosphere ? in 1839 he showed his Melton Hunt. Engravings have been made from both these pictures, but we will deal with the Melton Meet. There is a key to this engraving, and as keys usually get lost ??The Key identifies 37 participants in the Meet.This note and a passing mention in the Schwerdt catalogue are the only references to the Key; the only institutional copy known to us is in the Virginia Museum of the Fine Arts, which holds the original painting by Grant.Rare. Siltzer pp. 129-30; Schwerdt III, 84, note: ?with this picture there is a pamphlet entitled ??; Biscotti, Six Centuries of Foxhunting, p. 253. Not in OCLC, not in BL Pink printed wrappers, titled Craven?s Key to the Picture of the Melton Hunt. Nineteenth century Roxburghe style binding, quarter red morocco and green cloth boards. Fine. Bookplate of Ormond Blyth Frontispiece numbered Key plate, The Melton Hunt. Etched by Landells after the celebrated painting. 8 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 252276

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Title: Key to the Picture of The Melton Hunt; ...

Publisher: Henry Graves and Co, London

Publication Date: 1841

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