Etching with hand colouring on a vellin type paper on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 13 x 21.5 cm. The image size is ca. 9.9 x 15.8 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 5.1 x 8.5 inch. The image size is ca. 3.9 x 6.2 inch.
American bear at bay. Published Dec’r. 30th. 1820 by J. Wheble & J. Pittman. 18 Warwick Square, London.’ Published by J. Wheble & J. Pittman, Warwick Square, London.Artists and Engravers: Engraved and designed by Howitt. Samuel Howitt (1756-1822) was the son of a Nottinghamshire family of squires, Howitt became a professional artist specialising in Sporting subjects. He began as an amateur but due to financial difficulty he turned professional. Howitt worked at a private academy in Ealing as a drawing master early in his professional career. His first exhibition was in 1783 at the Incorporated Society of Artists, where he continued to exhibit. He married the sister of the celebrated caricaturist, Thomas Rowlandson (at times their work was draughted similarly). He drew for several Published works, such as Etchings of Animals (1803), Oriental Field Sports (1805 and later), Fables of Aesop (1809 and later) and notably for the British Sportsman.
Condition: Excellent. General age related toning and light staining. Small remains of paper from previous framing on rear. Small holes from binding in left margin paper edge. Carefully study our quality scan as this gives a good impression of the condition.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-AMERIAN BEAR-GRIZLY HUNTING-HOWITT