Aquatint etching with handcolouring. on wove (vellin) paper. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 23.3 x 17.5 cm. The image size is ca. 14.5 x 10.4 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 9.2 x 6.9 inch. The image size is ca. 5.7 x 4.1 inch.
Antique print, titled: ‘Heron Shooting, “A cooler after a big drink”‘ – Men with rifles shoot herons from the sky. Their dogs drag the shot fowl from a river, while a fourth man puts the birds in a bag. This print originates from: This print originates from the biography of John Mytton, published by Ackermann, 1850. Artists and Engravers: Made by ‘H. Alken and E. Duncan’ after ‘Thomas J. Rawlins’. Henry Thomas Alken (1785-1851) was the most famous member of the Alken family, who originated in Denmark. His name is almost synonymous with sporting art. Henry specialised in sporting subjects and undertook a huge amount of work for the Ackermanns. He was a versatile artist: a painter, etcher and aquatint engraver and he also worked in lithography. Henry Thomas Alken was a son of Samuel Alken (1756-1815). He studied under the miniature painter J.T. Barber and exhibited his first picture at the Royal Academy when he was sixteen. From about 1816 on he was very productive. He is best remembered for his hunting prints. Thomas J. Rawlins (ca. 1800-ca. 1850) was an English painter of hunting and equatrian subjects.
Condition: Very good, given age. Top margin soiled. Lower margin uneven and with glue remains from binding. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE PRINT-SHOOTING-HUNTING-RIFLE-HERON-MYTTON-ALKEN-DUNCAN-RAWLINS