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Going to hunt, an easy job

Title
Going to hunt, an easy job / Hy. Alken delt.
Publication
London : Published by Thos. McLean, Repository of Wit and Humour, 26 Haymarket, 1823.
Physical Description
1 printing plate : copper ; 26 x 36 cm
Notes
Numbered at top left: "Pl. 1"
Cased with four of the five other plates in this series (lacking plate 3, Breaking cover).
The original print was titled "Going to hunt, 8 o'clock, an easy job." The words "8 o'clock" were subsequently effaced from the plate.
The original print appeared with series title "Hunting, or, Six hours sport" above the image. In the plate, it has been effaced.
Summary
Original copper plate used to print Henry Thomas Alken's Going to hunt, from his series Hunting, or, Six hours sports (London : McLean, 1823). The image depicts three riders on horseback, the rearmost horse apparently resisting the control of his rider.
Variant and related titles
Going to hunt, 8 o'clock, an easy job
Format
Other
Language
English
Added to Catalog
September 09, 2014
References
Schwerdt, C.F.G.R. Hunting, hawking, shooting, I, p. 16
Snelgrove, D. British sporting and animal prints, Alken 17 (p. 13)
Tooley, R.V. English books with coloured plates, 1790-1860, 32
Subjects (Local Yale)
Genre/Form
Printing plates.
Soft-ground etchings - 1823.
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