Snipes [&] Woodcocks
26 x 24 inches
A pair of colour printed mezzotints representing the 3rd and 4th plates from "The British Feather Game", published in London in 1810 by Rudolph Ackermann at his Repository of Arts.
These charming images depict pairs of game birds in rustic settings. In the Snipe plate one bird is quietly preening itself in the reeds oblivious to the perilous descent of its companion, in full flight and about to crash land nearby. The Woodcocks represent an altogether more companionable piece as they potter through the reeds together and dipping their magnificent beaks into the stream.