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Alken, Henry (1785 - 1851

Published by London: Thomas McLean. (1820)

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About this Item: London: Thomas McLean., 1820. Condition: Good. Uncolored etching, 20 x 25 cm. sheet size. Later published in Sketch-Book of Henry Alken. Engraved by Himself. Containing Forty-Two Plates. London: Thomas M'Lean, 1823. Tttle missing. Seller Inventory # 51-1894

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About this Item: Thomas McLean, London, 1827. No Binding. Condition: Very Good. Original Antique Engraving. Apparently with original coloring, unfaded, wide margins. Plate marks about 8 1/4" x 10 7/8". Printers information at bottom. Seller Inventory # 015945

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ALKEN, Henry (1785-1851)

Published by London: Methuen, 1903 (1903)

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About this Item: London: Methuen, 1903, 1903. NEW EDITION. Duodecimo. pp. xiii [unpaginated]. With 50 colour illustrations including frontispiece by Alken. In publisher's red cloth with black titles to cream paper label on spine. Edges untrimmed. Light spotting and external wear. Spine sunned. Fair overall. Based on the 1825 edition published by Thomas M'Lean. Seller Inventory # 46416

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Alken, Henry (1785 - 1851

Published by London: S. & I. Fuller,1823. (1823)

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About this Item: London: S. & I. Fuller,1823., 1823. Condition: Good. Etching, 24 x 30 cm. sheet size. Soiled.Similar to prints published in Sketch-Book of Henry Alken. Engraved by Himself. Containing Forty-Two Plates. London: Thomas M'Lean, 1823. P. Seller Inventory # 51-1892

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Alken, Henry (1785 - 1851

Published by London: Thomas McLean. (1820)

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About this Item: London: Thomas McLean., 1820. Condition: Good. Handcolored etching, 18.5 x 23 cm. sheet size. Later published in Sketch-Book of Henry Alken. Engraved by Himself. Containing Forty-Two Plates. London: Thomas M'Lean, 1823. Title trimmed oof. Seller Inventory # 51-1893

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Alken, Henry (1785 - 1851

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About this Item: London: Thomas McLean., 1820. Condition: Good. Handcolored etching, 19.4 x 25.5 cm. sheet size. Later published in Sketch-Book of Henry Alken. Engraved by Himself. Containing Forty-Two Plates. London: Thomas M'Lean, 1823. Part of left margin missing. Seller Inventory # 51-1891

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Alken, Henry (1785 - 1851

Published by London: Thomas McLean. (1820)

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About this Item: London: Thomas McLean., 1820. Condition: Good. Handcolored etching, 20 x 26 cm. sheet size. Later published in Sketch-Book of Henry Alken. Engraved by Himself. Containing Forty-Two Plates. London: Thomas M'Lean, 1823. Title missing. Seller Inventory # 51-1895

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Alken, Henry (1785 - 1851

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About this Item: London: Thomas McLean., 1820. Condition: Good. Handcolored etching,17 x 19 cm. sheet size. Inset in a mount. Later published in Sketch-Book of Henry Alken. Engraved by Himself. Containing Forty-Two Plates. London: Thomas M'Lean, 1823. Title missing. Seller Inventory # 51-1896

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Amstead Abbey', 'He's Heart of Oak', 'What's: HENRY ALKEN [1785-1851].

HENRY ALKEN [1785-1851]. British Artist.

Published by or later. Each 6in x 9.5in. TOOLEY. English Books with Coloured Plates. 65.1 8 14 19 20 25 30 (1842)

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About this Item: or later. Each 6in x 9.5in. TOOLEY. English Books with Coloured Plates. 65.1 8 14 19 20 25 30, 1842. 7 Hand-Coloured Aquatints, from 'The Life of Sportsman by Nimrod', 'Considered by many to be the premier coloured plate sporting book in the 19th century' TOOLEY. Seller Inventory # RGW20234

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HAND COLORED STONE LITHOGRAPH. "GOING TO THE: Alken, Henry Thomas

Alken, Henry Thomas 1785-1851 .after.

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About this Item: C R Stack Scalp? N.D. Print. Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket. Color lithograph; 19 x 24"; Hand Colored Stone Lithograph. Alken, Henry, after. "Going to the Meet." Sight 19 x 24 inches; 482 x 609 mm. Lightly toned Not removed from frame. Sight VG. Will be shipped rolled. 19th century. ; 0. Seller Inventory # 34107

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Alken, Henry (1785-1851)

Published by London: T. McLean. (1820)

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About this Item: London: T. McLean., 1820. Condition: Good. Aquatint printed in colors, engraved by I. Clark. 6 x 8.5 inches image on 11.5 x 18.5 inches sheet size. Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints, p. 70. Seller Inventory # 51-1854

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Henry Alken (1785-1851)

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About this Item: London, 1832. No Binding. Condition: Good. Henry Alken (1785-1851) Notions series London: 1832 Hand-colored aquatint engraving 16 ½" x 19 ½" framed Henry Thomas Alken was born into a family of successful artists. His father, Samuel Alken, was one of the most prolific and acclaimed British sporting artists of his days. Samuel was responsible for the early art instruction that set his son, Henry, on a path towards even greater recognition than his own. Henry received his training not just from his father, but also from the miniature painter J. T. Beaumont (1774-1851), an experience that endowed him with an accomplished graphic precision. He applied this skill to his flippant and anecdotal early paintings, etchings and watercolors of hunting, coaching, racing and other animal subjects. He was also employed by sporting periodicals as an illustrator, and provided plates for the National Sports of Great Britain (London, 1821), strengthening the market for his work in sporting circles, in particular the notorious clique of wealthy and reckless huntsmen who gathered at Melton Mowbray, Leics. In this series on engravings, entitled Notions, Henry Alken presents the comic side of riding. The scenes depict the follies of aristocrats on their weekend sporting outings. At the time these engravings were published, caricature prints mocking the British aristocracy were very popular. Seller Inventory # J00508c

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About this Item: [Blatt (26x35cm) gebräunt und mit Lichtrand; verso mit Spuren ehemaliger Montierung. Das rechte Hosenbein des zweiten Herrn von links mit einem winzigen Nadeleinstich knapp über dem Schuh. Original Chromolithograph printed 1820 by McLean in London; paper size 26x35cm.] Henry Alken was the most prolific of sporting artists. He produced paintings, drawings, etchings, aquatints and book illustrations in a seemingly endless stream. His was the age of realism when many artists abandoned the mythological conventions of a previous age and the desire to produce works in the "grand manner" and concentrated on a new form of "pictorial journalism". Seller Inventory # 5977

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ALKEN, Henry Thomas (1785-1851)

Published by Printed for Thomas M'Lean, Haymarket by Howlett and Brimmer, 10 Frith Street, London (1825)

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About this Item: Printed for Thomas M'Lean, Haymarket by Howlett and Brimmer, 10 Frith Street, London, 1825. Coloured aquatint. Printed with publishers details and dated 1824. In excellent condition. Framed in attractive wood and gold frame with cream wash-line mat. Image size: 5 x 8 1/4 inches. A pretty aquatint depicting two hunters shooting fowl, from Henry Alken's celebrated book "The National Sports of Great Britain". This charming print by Henry Alken comes from a book entitled "The National Sports of Great Britain". The book is comprised of fifty coloured aquatints of sporting scenes with an accompanying text. Published in 1824 by Thomas McLean, the images vary in subject from Bull baiting to Otter hunting. This charming print is seventh in a series of shooting prints. Henry Thomas Alken was born into what became an artistic dynasty. He studied under the miniature painter J.T. Barber and exhibited his first picture (a miniature portrait) at the Royal Academy when he was sixteen. From about 1816 onwards he "produced an unending stream of paintings, drawings and engravings of every type of field and other sporting activity. He is best remembered for his hunting prints, many of which he engraved himself until the late 1830s. To many, sporting art is 'Alken', and to describe his work or ability is quite unnecessary." Charles Lane British Racing Prints 75-76; Tooley, English Books with Coloured Plates no. 43; Siltzer, T he Story of British Sporting Prints. Seller Inventory # 15081

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ALKEN, Henry Thomas (1785-1851)

Published by Printed for Thomas M'Lean, Haymarket by Howlett and Brimmer, 10 Frith Street, London (1825)

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About this Item: Printed for Thomas M'Lean, Haymarket by Howlett and Brimmer, 10 Frith Street, London, 1825. Coloured aquatint. Printed with publishers details and dated 1824. In excellent condition. Framed in attractive wood and gold frame with cream wash-line mat. Image size: 4 7/8 x 8 7/8 inches. A pretty aquatint depicting coursing from Henry Alken's celebrated book "The National Sports of Great Britain". This charming print by Henry Alken comes from a book entitled "The National Sports of Great Britain". The book is comprised of fifty coloured aquatints of sporting scenes with an accompanying text. Published in 1824 by Thomas McLean, the images vary in subject from Bull baiting to Otter hunting. This charming print is second in a series of six coursing prints. Henry Thomas Alken was born into what became an artistic dynasty. He studied under the miniature painter J.T. Barber and exhibited his first picture (a miniature portrait) at the Royal Academy when he was sixteen. From about 1816 onwards he "produced an unending stream of paintings, drawings and engravings of every type of field and other sporting activity. He is best remembered for his hunting prints, many of which he engraved himself until the late 1830s. To many, sporting art is 'Alken', and to describe his work or ability is quite unnecessary." Charles Lane British Racing Prints 75-76; Tooley, English Books with Coloured Plates no. 43; Siltzer, T he Story of British Sporting Prints. Seller Inventory # 15078

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ALKEN, Henry Thomas (1785-1851)

Published by Printed for Thomas M'Lean, Haymarket by Howlett and Brimmer, 10 Frith Street, London (1825)

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About this Item: Printed for Thomas M'Lean, Haymarket by Howlett and Brimmer, 10 Frith Street, London, 1825. Coloured aquatint. Printed with publishers details and dated 1824. In excellent condition. Framed in attractive wood and gold frame with cream wash-line mount. Image size: 4 3/4 x 8 1/8 inches. A pretty aquatint depicting coursing from Henry Alken's celebrated book "The National Sports of Great Britain". This charming print by Henry Alken comes from a book entitled "The National Sports of Great Britain". The book is comprised of fifty coloured aquatints of sporting scenes with an accompanying text. Published in 1824 by Thomas McLean, the images vary in subject from Bull baiting to Otter hunting. This charming print is third in a series of six coursing prints. Henry Thomas Alken was born into what became an artistic dynasty. He studied under the miniature painter J.T. Barber and exhibited his first picture (a miniature portrait) at the Royal Academy when he was sixteen. From about 1816 onwards he "produced an unending stream of paintings, drawings and engravings of every type of field and other sporting activity. He is best remembered for his hunting prints, many of which he engraved himself until the late 1830s. To many, sporting art is 'Alken', and to describe his work or ability is quite unnecessary." Charles Lane British Racing Prints 75-76; Tooley, English Books with Coloured Plates no. 43; Siltzer, T he Story of British Sporting Prints. Seller Inventory # 15079

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ALKEN, Henry Thomas (1785-1851)

Published by Printed for Thomas M'Lean, Haymarket by Howlett and Brimmer, 10 Frith Street, London (1825)

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About this Item: Printed for Thomas M'Lean, Haymarket by Howlett and Brimmer, 10 Frith Street, London, 1825. Coloured aquatint. Printed with publishers details and dated 1824. In excellent condition. Framed in attractive wood and gold frame with cream wash-line mat. Image size: 4 7/8 x 8 1/4 inches. A pretty aquatint depicting coursing from Henry Alken's celebrated book "The National Sports of Great Britain". This charming print by Henry Alken comes from a book entitled "The National Sports of Great Britain". The book is comprised of fifty coloured aquatints of sporting scenes with an accompanying text. Published in 1824 by Thomas McLean, the images vary in subject from Bull baiting to Otter hunting. This charming print is fourth in a series of six coursing prints. Henry Thomas Alken was born into what became an artistic dynasty. He studied under the miniature painter J.T. Barber and exhibited his first picture (a miniature portrait) at the Royal Academy when he was sixteen. From about 1816 onwards he "produced an unending stream of paintings, drawings and engravings of every type of field and other sporting activity. He is best remembered for his hunting prints, many of which he engraved himself until the late 1830s. To many, sporting art is 'Alken', and to describe his work or ability is quite unnecessary." Charles Lane British Racing Prints 75-76; Tooley, English Books with Coloured Plates no. 43; Siltzer, T he Story of British Sporting Prints. Seller Inventory # 15080

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ALKEN, After Henry Thomas (1785-1851)

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About this Item: Messrs. Fores, London, 1850. Four aquatint engravings on one plate, coloured by hand, by J. Harris. A fine example of Fores's excellent series, with images after one of the greatest British sporting artists. According to Siltzer the series was completed with eight plates (each with four images): one on racing, three on hunting, one on steeple-chasing and one on coursing. Henry Thomas Alken was born into what became an artistic dynasty. He studied under the miniature painter J.T. Barber and exhibited his first picture (a miniature portrait) at the Royal Academy when he was sixteen. From about 1816 onwards he "produced an unending stream of paintings, drawings and engravings of every type of field and other sporting activity. He is best remembered for his hunting prints, many of which he engraved himself until the late 1830s. To many, sporting art is 'Alken', and to describe his work or ability is quite unnecessary." (Charles Lane British Racing Prints pp.75-76). Siltzer p.65. Seller Inventory # 5221

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ALKEN, Henry Thomas (1785-1851).

Published by London: Thomas M'Lean, Repository of Wit and Humour, 1823. (1823)

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About this Item: London: Thomas M'Lean, Repository of Wit and Humour, 1823., 1823. ALKEN, Henry Thomas (1785-1851). Illustrations to Popular Songs. London: Thomas M'Lean, Repository of Wit and Humour, 1823. Oblong folio (10 x 14 2/8 inches). Engraved frontispiece and 42 engraved plates, all with original hand-colour in full (some offsetting, one or two corners folded). Contemporary half red morocco, marbled paper boards, red morocco lettering-piece on the front cover (a bit scuffed at the extremities). Secone edition, although plates dated 1822. Henry Alken was the dominant sporting artist of the early nineteenth century. He showed an early liking for depicting animals, especially dogs and horses, and his first sporting prints were published in 1813, "and he demonstrated his expertise in the book The Beauties and Defects in the Figure of the Horse Comparatively Delineated (1816). From then on he delivered a long series of designs to the leading sporting printsellers—S. and J. Fuller, Thomas McLean, and Rudolph Ackermann among others. He issued many sets of prints in wrappers and provided illustrations to a series of books, employing the pseudonym Ben Tally Ho for his mildly satirical sallies, and often collaborating with his friend the sporting journalist Charles James Apperley (1779–1843), known as Nimrod. Alken was very well informed about horses and riding, and he appeared to be an insider among the wealthy young set who gathered at Melton Mowbray to hunt and drink and (on at least one occasion literally) paint the town red. His familiarity with sporting lore gave rise to the story (put forward in the Dictionary of National Biography) that he might have been a hunt servant to the duke of Beaufort. Henry maintained a connection with Ipswich, evident in A Cockney's Shooting Season in Suffolk (1822) and The First Steeple-Chase on Record (1839), which recorded a nocturnal romp by cavalry officers stationed at Ipswich in 1803 and became the single most popular set of sporting prints. The Beaufort Hunt(1833) and The Quorn Hunt (1835) were his most distinguished hunting sets. He was also a prolific designer, etcher, and lithographer of scenes relating to racing, shooting, coaching, and other sports, and in 1820 he issued a series entitled National Sports of Great Britain. He wrote several books on aspects of engraving, including The Art and Practice of Engraving(1849)" (Timothy Clayton and Anita McConnell for DNB). Tooley 37 (note). Seller Inventory # 72lib1530

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ALKEN, Henry Thomas (1785-1851).

Published by London: Tho.s Mc'Lean: Repository of WIT & HUMOUR, 1822. (1822)

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About this Item: London: Tho.s Mc'Lean: Repository of WIT & HUMOUR, 1822., 1822. ALKEN, Henry Thomas (1785-1851). Symptons of Being Amused, Vol. 1. London: Tho.s Mc'Lean: Repository of WIT & HUMOUR, 1822. Oblong folio (10 x 14 inches). Engraved title-page and 41 engraved plates, all with original hand-colour. 19th-century half red morocco, red cloth, red morocco lettering-piece on the front cover. All published. Originally issued in 7 monthly parts; a second volume was commenced but only reached 18 plates. Henry Alken was the dominant sporting artist of the early nineteenth century. He showed an early liking for depicting animals, especially dogs and horses, and his first sporting prints were published in 1813, "and he demonstrated his expertise in the book The Beauties and Defects in the Figure of the Horse Comparatively Delineated (1816). From then on he delivered a long series of designs to the leading sporting printsellers—S. and J. Fuller, Thomas McLean, and Rudolph Ackermann among others. He issued many sets of prints in wrappers and provided illustrations to a series of books, employing the pseudonym Ben Tally Ho for his mildly satirical sallies, and often collaborating with his friend the sporting journalist Charles James Apperley (1779–1843), known as Nimrod. Alken was very well informed about horses and riding, and he appeared to be an insider among the wealthy young set who gathered at Melton Mowbray to hunt and drink and (on at least one occasion literally) paint the town red. His familiarity with sporting lore gave rise to the story (put forward in the Dictionary of National Biography) that he might have been a hunt servant to the duke of Beaufort. Henry maintained a connection with Ipswich, evident in A Cockney's Shooting Season in Suffolk (1822) and The First Steeple-Chase on Record (1839), which recorded a nocturnal romp by cavalry officers stationed at Ipswich in 1803 and became the single most popular set of sporting prints. The Beaufort Hunt(1833) and The Quorn Hunt (1835) were his most distinguished hunting sets. He was also a prolific designer, etcher, and lithographer of scenes relating to racing, shooting, coaching, and other sports, and in 1820 he issued a series entitled National Sports of Great Britain. He wrote several books on aspects of engraving, including The Art and Practice of Engraving(1849)" (Timothy Clayton and Anita McConnell for DNB). Tooley 57. Seller Inventory # 72lib1531

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Henry Alken (1785-1851)

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About this Item: London, 1832. No Binding. Condition: Good. Henry Alken (1785-1851) Notions series London: 1832 Hand-colored aquatint engraving 16 ½" x 19 ½" framed Henry Thomas Alken was born into a family of successful artists. His father, Samuel Alken, was one of the most prolific and acclaimed British sporting artists of his days. Samuel was responsible for the early art instruction that set his son, Henry, on a path towards even greater recognition than his own. Henry received his training not just from his father, but also from the miniature painter J. T. Beaumont (1774-1851), an experience that endowed him with an accomplished graphic precision. He applied this skill to his flippant and anecdotal early paintings, etchings and watercolors of hunting, coaching, racing and other animal subjects. He was also employed by sporting periodicals as an illustrator, and provided plates for the National Sports of Great Britain (London, 1821), strengthening the market for his work in sporting circles, in particular the notorious clique of wealthy and reckless huntsmen who gathered at Melton Mowbray, Leics. In this series on engravings, entitled Notions, Henry Alken presents the comic side of riding. The scenes depict the follies of aristocrats on their weekend sporting outings. At the time these engravings were published, caricature prints mocking the British aristocracy were very popular. Seller Inventory # J00505c

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About this Item: London, 1832. No Binding. Condition: Good. Henry Alken (1785-1851) Notions series London: 1832 Hand-colored aquatint engraving 16 ½" x 19 ½" framed Henry Thomas Alken was born into a family of successful artists. His father, Samuel Alken, was one of the most prolific and acclaimed British sporting artists of his days. Samuel was responsible for the early art instruction that set his son, Henry, on a path towards even greater recognition than his own. Henry received his training not just from his father, but also from the miniature painter J. T. Beaumont (1774-1851), an experience that endowed him with an accomplished graphic precision. He applied this skill to his flippant and anecdotal early paintings, etchings and watercolors of hunting, coaching, racing and other animal subjects. He was also employed by sporting periodicals as an illustrator, and provided plates for the National Sports of Great Britain (London, 1821), strengthening the market for his work in sporting circles, in particular the notorious clique of wealthy and reckless huntsmen who gathered at Melton Mowbray, Leics. In this series on engravings, entitled Notions, Henry Alken presents the comic side of riding. The scenes depict the follies of aristocrats on their weekend sporting outings. At the time these engravings were published, caricature prints mocking the British aristocracy were very popular. Seller Inventory # J00506c

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About this Item: London, 1832. No Binding. Condition: Good. Henry Alken (1785-1851) Notions series London: 1832 Hand-colored aquatint engraving 16 ½" x 19 ½" framed Henry Thomas Alken was born into a family of successful artists. His father, Samuel Alken, was one of the most prolific and acclaimed British sporting artists of his days. Samuel was responsible for the early art instruction that set his son, Henry, on a path towards even greater recognition than his own. Henry received his training not just from his father, but also from the miniature painter J. T. Beaumont (1774-1851), an experience that endowed him with an accomplished graphic precision. He applied this skill to his flippant and anecdotal early paintings, etchings and watercolors of hunting, coaching, racing and other animal subjects. He was also employed by sporting periodicals as an illustrator, and provided plates for the National Sports of Great Britain (London, 1821), strengthening the market for his work in sporting circles, in particular the notorious clique of wealthy and reckless huntsmen who gathered at Melton Mowbray, Leics. In this series on engravings, entitled Notions, Henry Alken presents the comic side of riding. The scenes depict the follies of aristocrats on their weekend sporting outings. At the time these engravings were published, caricature prints mocking the British aristocracy were very popular. Seller Inventory # J00503c

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Fores's Sporting Scraps. Plate 6. Coursing: ALKEN, After Henry

ALKEN, After Henry Thomas (1785-1851)

Published by Messrs. Fores, London (1850)

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About this Item: Messrs. Fores, London, 1850. Four aquatint engravings on one plate, coloured by hand, by J. Harris. A fine example of Fores's excellent series, with images after one of the greatest British sporting artists. According to Siltzer the series was completed with eight plates (each with four images): one on racing, three on hunting, one on steeple-chasing and one on coursing. Henry Thomas Alken was born into what became an artistic dynasty. He studied under the miniature painter J.T. Barber and exhibited his first picture (a miniature portrait) at the Royal Academy when he was sixteen. From about 1816 onwards he "produced an unending stream of paintings, drawings and engravings of every type of field and other sporting activity. He is best remembered for his hunting prints, many of which he engraved himself until the late 1830s. To many, sporting art is 'Alken', and to describe his work or ability is quite unnecessary." (Charles Lane British Racing Prints pp.75-76). Siltzer p.65. Seller Inventory # 6654

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ALKEN, Henry Thomas (1785-1851)

Published by New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1904. (1904)

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About this Item: New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1904., 1904. ALKEN, Henry Thomas (1785-1851). The National Sports of Great Britain. With Descriptions in English and French. A New Edition. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1904. Folio (18 6/8 x 12 inches). Half-title. Text in English and French. Chromolithographed frontispiece, facsimile 1823 title-page, and 50 colour plates after Alken. Contemporary half red morocco, red cloth, gilt, top edges gilt (extremities scuffed, dulled). First published in 1821, this facsimile also published in London in 1903. Including descriptions and illustrations "on most of the Sporting subjects, either formerly, or at present, in vogue in Britain, immemorially distinguished and celebrated as the land of Sportsmen" (Preface). Henry Alken was the dominant sporting artist of the early nineteenth century. He showed an early liking for depicting animals, especially dogs and horses, and his first sporting prints were published in 1813, "and he demonstrated his expertise in the book The Beauties and Defects in the Figure of the Horse Comparatively Delineated (1816). From then on he delivered a long series of designs to the leading sporting printsellers—S. and J. Fuller, Thomas McLean, and Rudolph Ackermann among others. He issued many sets of prints in wrappers and provided illustrations to a series of books, employing the pseudonym Ben Tally Ho for his mildly satirical sallies, and often collaborating with his friend the sporting journalist Charles James Apperley (1779–1843), known as Nimrod. Alken was very well informed about horses and riding, and he appeared to be an insider among the wealthy young set who gathered at Melton Mowbray to hunt and drink and (on at least one occasion literally) paint the town red. His familiarity with sporting lore gave rise to the story (put forward in the Dictionary of National Biography) that he might have been a hunt servant to the duke of Beaufort. Henry maintained a connection with Ipswich, evident in A Cockney's Shooting Season in Suffolk (1822) and The First Steeple-Chase on Record (1839), which recorded a nocturnal romp by cavalry officers stationed at Ipswich in 1803 and became the single most popular set of sporting prints. The Beaufort Hunt (1833) and The Quorn Hunt (1835) were his most distinguished hunting sets. He was also a prolific designer, etcher, and lithographer of scenes relating to racing, shooting, coaching, and other sports, and in 1820 he issued a series entitled National Sports of Great Britain. He wrote several books on aspects of engraving, including The Art and Practice of Engraving (1849)" (Timothy Clayton and Anita McConnell for DNB). Seller Inventory # 72lib1522

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ALKEN, Henry Thomas (1785-1851)

Published by London: Thomas M'Lean, 1825. (1825)

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About this Item: London: Thomas M'Lean, 1825., 1825. ALKEN, Henry Thomas (1785-1851). Scraps from the Sketch-Book of Henry Alken, engraved by himself. London: Thomas M'Lean, 1825. 4to., (10 4/8 x 8 2/8 inches). Engraved frontispiece and 41 engraved plates with original hand-colour in full. 19th-century crimson morocco, gilt by Riviere & Son (covers detached). Second edition, with plates dated 1820, first published in 1823. Henry Alken was the dominant sporting artist of the early nineteenth century. He showed an early liking for depicting animals, especially dogs and horses, and his first sporting prints were published in 1813, "and he demonstrated his expertise in the book The Beauties and Defects in the Figure of the Horse Comparatively Delineated (1816). From then on he delivered a long series of designs to the leading sporting printsellers—S. and J. Fuller, Thomas McLean, and Rudolph Ackermann among others. He issued many sets of prints in wrappers and provided illustrations to a series of books, employing the pseudonym Ben Tally Ho for his mildly satirical sallies, and often collaborating with his friend the sporting journalist Charles James Apperley (1779–1843), known as Nimrod. Alken was very well informed about horses and riding, and he appeared to be an insider among the wealthy young set who gathered at Melton Mowbray to hunt and drink and (on at least one occasion literally) paint the town red. His familiarity with sporting lore gave rise to the story (put forward in the Dictionary of National Biography) that he might have been a hunt servant to the duke of Beaufort. Henry maintained a connection with Ipswich, evident in A Cockney's Shooting Season in Suffolk (1822) and The First Steeple-Chase on Record (1839), which recorded a nocturnal romp by cavalry officers stationed at Ipswich in 1803 and became the single most popular set of sporting prints. The Beaufort Hunt(1833) and The Quorn Hunt (1835) were his most distinguished hunting sets. He was also a prolific designer, etcher, and lithographer of scenes relating to racing, shooting, coaching, and other sports, and in 1820 he issued a series entitled National Sports of Great Britain. He wrote several books on aspects of engraving, including The Art and Practice of Engraving (1849)" (Timothy Clayton and Anita McConnell for DNB). Seller Inventory # 72lib1529

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Henry Alken (1785-1851)

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About this Item: London, 1832. No Binding. Condition: Good. Henry Alken (1785-1851) Notions series London: 1832 Hand-colored aquatint engraving 16 ½" x 19 ½" framed Henry Thomas Alken was born into a family of successful artists. His father, Samuel Alken, was one of the most prolific and acclaimed British sporting artists of his days. Samuel was responsible for the early art instruction that set his son, Henry, on a path towards even greater recognition than his own. Henry received his training not just from his father, but also from the miniature painter J. T. Beaumont (1774-1851), an experience that endowed him with an accomplished graphic precision. He applied this skill to his flippant and anecdotal early paintings, etchings and watercolors of hunting, coaching, racing and other animal subjects. He was also employed by sporting periodicals as an illustrator, and provided plates for the National Sports of Great Britain (London, 1821), strengthening the market for his work in sporting circles, in particular the notorious clique of wealthy and reckless huntsmen who gathered at Melton Mowbray, Leics. In this series on engravings, entitled Notions, Henry Alken presents the comic side of riding. The scenes depict the follies of aristocrats on their weekend sporting outings. At the time these engravings were published, caricature prints mocking the British aristocracy were very popular. Seller Inventory # J00504c

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Henry Alken (1785-1851)

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About this Item: London, 1832. No Binding. Condition: Good. Henry Alken (1785-1851) Notions series London: 1832 Hand-colored aquatint engraving 16 ½" x 19 ½" framed Henry Thomas Alken was born into a family of successful artists. His father, Samuel Alken, was one of the most prolific and acclaimed British sporting artists of his days. Samuel was responsible for the early art instruction that set his son, Henry, on a path towards even greater recognition than his own. Henry received his training not just from his father, but also from the miniature painter J. T. Beaumont (1774-1851), an experience that endowed him with an accomplished graphic precision. He applied this skill to his flippant and anecdotal early paintings, etchings and watercolors of hunting, coaching, racing and other animal subjects. He was also employed by sporting periodicals as an illustrator, and provided plates for the National Sports of Great Britain (London, 1821), strengthening the market for his work in sporting circles, in particular the notorious clique of wealthy and reckless huntsmen who gathered at Melton Mowbray, Leics. In this series on engravings, entitled Notions, Henry Alken presents the comic side of riding. The scenes depict the follies of aristocrats on their weekend sporting outings. At the time these engravings were published, caricature prints mocking the British aristocracy were very popular. Seller Inventory # J00509c

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Henry Alken (1785-1851)

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About this Item: London, 1832. No Binding. Condition: Good. Henry Alken (1785-1851) Notions series London: 1832 Hand-colored aquatint engraving 16 ½" x 19 ½" framed Henry Thomas Alken was born into a family of successful artists. His father, Samuel Alken, was one of the most prolific and acclaimed British sporting artists of his days. Samuel was responsible for the early art instruction that set his son, Henry, on a path towards even greater recognition than his own. Henry received his training not just from his father, but also from the miniature painter J. T. Beaumont (1774-1851), an experience that endowed him with an accomplished graphic precision. He applied this skill to his flippant and anecdotal early paintings, etchings and watercolors of hunting, coaching, racing and other animal subjects. He was also employed by sporting periodicals as an illustrator, and provided plates for the National Sports of Great Britain (London, 1821), strengthening the market for his work in sporting circles, in particular the notorious clique of wealthy and reckless huntsmen who gathered at Melton Mowbray, Leics. In this series on engravings, entitled Notions, Henry Alken presents the comic side of riding. The scenes depict the follies of aristocrats on their weekend sporting outings. At the time these engravings were published, caricature prints mocking the British aristocracy were very popular. Seller Inventory # J00507c

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Henry Alken (1785-1851)

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About this Item: London, 1832. No Binding. Condition: Good. Henry Alken (1785-1851) Notions series London: 1832 Hand-colored aquatint engraving 16 ½" x 19 ½" framed Henry Thomas Alken was born into a family of successful artists. His father, Samuel Alken, was one of the most prolific and acclaimed British sporting artists of his days. Samuel was responsible for the early art instruction that set his son, Henry, on a path towards even greater recognition than his own. Henry received his training not just from his father, but also from the miniature painter J. T. Beaumont (1774-1851), an experience that endowed him with an accomplished graphic precision. He applied this skill to his flippant and anecdotal early paintings, etchings and watercolors of hunting, coaching, racing and other animal subjects. He was also employed by sporting periodicals as an illustrator, and provided plates for the National Sports of Great Britain (London, 1821), strengthening the market for his work in sporting circles, in particular the notorious clique of wealthy and reckless huntsmen who gathered at Melton Mowbray, Leics. In this series on engravings, entitled Notions, Henry Alken presents the comic side of riding. The scenes depict the follies of aristocrats on their weekend sporting outings. At the time these engravings were published, caricature prints mocking the British aristocracy were very popular. Seller Inventory # J00510c

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