John Harris after Henry Alken
FORES HUNTING SKETCHES
22¼ x 17¾ inches
A set of six aquatints in original colour by Harris after Alken; published in London in 1859.
An amusing look at fox hunting in the early Victorian era showing both the correct and incorrect ways of embarking upon a cross country hunt. These prints are the combination of two great talents in C19th equestrian and sporting art. Henry Alken was one of the most prolific and talented sporting artists of the early C19th and Harris matched his abilities by being astonishingly adept at translating his pictures into print. Their engravings remain some of the most appealing and decorative from this period and they give us a fascinating insight into rural life in Victorian England.