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1823 Sherwood after Alken - RAT HUNTING - hand coloured aquatint
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Antique hand coloured aquatint.
Published by Sherwood & Co Paternoster Row 1823.
21.5 x 13.3 cm
Exquisite original hand colour.
A scene from The Annals of Sporting and Fancy Gazette.
Thomas Sutherland (c.1785 - 1827) was a British aquatinter and artist who lived and worked in London.
Samuel Alken (1756 - 1815) was a British landscape artist and pioneer of aquatint printing. Alken is particularly remembered for his sporting scenes, particularly of hunting, a genre in which his sons, Samuel and Henry Thomas, also worked.
Evidence of earlier mounting to corners on verso. Three tiny stab marks to lower margin