Wild Duck. [Samuel HOWITT, c. 1800]



Wild Duck. – Wild ducks, male and female.

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Wild Duck.

Etching with hand colouring on wove paper.
Sheet size: 18 x 10 cm. Image size: 14 x 9 cm.

Possibly a book illustration. Rear blank.

Made by Samuel Howitt after own design. This plate engraved / etched by Samuel Howitt (1756-1822), 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: Very good, given age. Light soiling and some staining from previous attachment. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.

Keywords: WILD DUCK


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Dimensions 18 × 18 × 1 cm


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