Isaac and Ede Antique Prints
Hunt Bee's Wing Horse

Charles Hunt after John Francis Herring

Bee's Wing

27 x 22.5 inches

An aquatint partly printed in colour and finished by hand; engraved by Charles Hunt after the painting by J. F. Herring and published in London 1842.

Bee's Wing (1833-54) was one of the outstanding mares of her generation. She was owned by William Orde and during her illustrious career (1835-42) won 51 of her 63 races, ending on a high with the Gold Cup at Ascot in 1842.

Charles Hunt was born in 1806 and spent his life working in London as an eminent aquatint engraver of sporting and topographical prints. He engraved after all the most famous sporting artists of his day and produced some of the most accomplished work of the period.

£985

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