1822 Sherwood after Alken - BERKELEY HUNT - hand coloured aquatint
Antique hand coloured etching titled “ To Col. Berkeley and the Noblemen and Gentlemen of the Berkeley Hunt, This View of Breaking Cover, is respectfully inscribed by their Obt. Serts. The Publishers.”
Published by Sherwood & Co Paternoster Row 1823.
21.5 x 13.3 cm
Exquisite original hand colour.
A scene of the Berkeley hunt breaking cover 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. Lower margin tight. Clean tear expertly restored (almost unnoticeable).