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    "A Fatal Discovery", Henry Alken (1785-1851)

    Item details

    Henry Alken Thomas (1785-1851)
    "A Fatal Discovery"
    from the "Sporting Discoveries" or "Miseries of Shooting" Series, 
    Hand-coloured etching on laid paper, 
    Published by S & J Fuller, 
    London, 1816
    Measures 33 cm x 41.5 cm (Framed)

    Printed beneath image with the title center: "A FATAL DISCOVERY. / Having flush'd a Bird suddenly on the side of a Hedge, you are obliged to turn sharp round / to get a Snap shot as it is swishing over the Gate; on the Smoke clearing away, you Discover / that the bird is in full flight, and that you have shot an Old Market Woman." and with the publication line "London, Published Feby. 1st. 1816, by, S & J. Fuller, 34, Rathbone Place".

    A darkly humourous Regency Era print, in an attractively toned, stained and faded 'country house' condition in a distressed black frame with a gilt slip.

    Scarce. For similar see Paul Mellon Collection - Virginia Museum of Fine Arts [85.1302.3]

    Dimensions
    W: 41.5cm  (16.3")H: 33cm  (13")
    Code
    10556
    Period
    Georgian (1714 to 1837), Regency

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