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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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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)

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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)

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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)

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 # 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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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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Alken, Henry Thomas (1785-1851)

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About this Item: S&J Fuller., 1821. A Complete set of six colored aquatints by Alken and T. Sutherland. Siltzer p. 59. Illustrated. Each image approximately 335 X 380 mm. (13 1/4 X 15) with 1/2-1 1/4 inch margins. A beautiful RARE SUITE of sporting prints. In excellent condition with the colors bright. On creme wove paper. Conversation framed. 1. THE FOAL 2. IN TRAINING 3. THE RACER 4. THE HUNTER 5. THE POST HORSE 6. THE DEATH. Seller Inventory # 2003

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Cock Shooting [and] Pheasant Shooting. [A pair: ALKEN, After Henry

ALKEN, After Henry Thomas (1785-1851)

Published by London (1817)

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About this Item: London, 1817. Aquatints, coloured by hand, by T. Sutherland. (First print with skillfully repaired tear). Sheet sizes: 14 7/8 x 18 1/8 inches and 15 x 18 1/4 inches. A lovely pair of sporting 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 pp.75-76). Siltzer, p. 57; Snelgrove Alken 46. Seller Inventory # 22663

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ALKEN, Henry Thomas (1785-1851).

Published by London: ca 1826. (1826)

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About this Item: London: ca 1826., 1826. ALKEN, Henry Thomas (1785-1851). 12 EXCEPTIONALLY FINE PENCIL SKETCHES for "Ideas, Accidental and Incidental to Hunting" parts I and II. London: ca 1826. 2 volumes. Folio (13 x 10 4/8 inches). Each set of six pencil drawings heightened in pen and ink (8 4/8 x 7 inches), with the occasional use of red crayon to indicate where an outline should be altered or newly introduced, all mounted with a double-ruled ink border, and captioned in manuscript in a contemporary hand beneath the image (some insignificant spotting and staining). Original drab paper wrappers, stabbed and sewn as issued, with the title ‘Some Ideas on Hunting,’ written in manuscript on front wrappers; preserved in a fine 20th-century red morocco, gilt solander box and red cloth chemise. Provenance: with the Henry Alken bookplate of Joel Spitz on the inside of the chemise, and his ink library stamp on the inside front wrapper of each volume; his sale Christie's, 27th May, 2013, lot 113 THE SUPERB AND HIGHLY FINISHED ORIGINAL DRAWINGS FOR THE FIRST TWO PARTS OF THE ‘IDEAS’ SERIES. Published in seven parts by Thomas McLean between 1826 and 1830. The designs for part I are in a slightly different order to the published plates, but the captions to both sets correspond to those used for the parts as published. The images of humourous but often tragic hunting mishaps are exquisitely drawn down to the finest detail, combining perfectly Alken's talent for verisimilitude with the absurd. 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). Cf. Schwerdt I, p. 17. Seller Inventory # 72wcd193

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The National Sports of Great Britain .: ALKEN, Henry Thomas

ALKEN, Henry Thomas (1785-1851)

Published by printed for Thomas M'lean by Howlett & Brimmer, London (1824)

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About this Item: printed for Thomas M'lean by Howlett & Brimmer, London, 1824. Folio. (18 3/4 x 12 1/4 inches). Parallel titles and text in English and French, text leaves with numerical signatures from 1-50. Hand-coloured engraved additional title, 50 hand-coloured aquatint plates by I. Clark after Henry Alken. (Final two plates and text leaves with minor paper loss to blank margins). Contemporary black straight-grained morocco, the covers elaborately panelled in gilt, the spine in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second compartment, the others with elaborate repeat pattern built up from small tools, gilt turn ins, cream-glazed endpapers, red morocco inner hinges, gilt edges A fine copy of "Alken's most important work . It must always form the cornerstone of any Alken collection" (Tooley). The plates and text between them offer a thorough survey of the sports practised in Great Britain in the first quarter of the nineteenth century. The subjects covered including riding, fox, stag and otter hunting, beagling, racing, falconry, various types of dogs and horses, shooting grouse, partridge, pheasant, snipe, wild-fowl, bittern, pigeon, fishing for pike, and salmon, fishing from a punt, prize-fighting, cock-fighting, badger, bear, and bull-baiting and perhaps most extraordinary of all: "owling." It is interesting to note that although both the artist and the author felt that it was necessary to record badger, bear and bull baiting they did not hold back from condemning all three sports as barbaric. This copy is a later issue. The additional title is dated 1821 (rather than 1820, as in the first issue), a letterpress title in French has been added (only the English title is present in the first and second issues) and the explanatory text leaves are signed consecutively from 1 to 50 (Podeschi records an intermediate state/issue where only some of the text leaves are numbered). The watermarks suggest a date of circa 1824. The plates, very carefully hand-coloured, are all aquatints by I. Clark, and retain all of the liveliness that is such a feature of this work. The artist Henry Thomas Alken was born into what became a sporting 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 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). Litchfield 14; cf. Mellon/Podeschi 111; cf. Schwerdt I, p.19 & IV, p.4; Tooley 42. Seller Inventory # 23456

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