Henry Alken, A Night Scene with Sir Thomas Mostyn

Alken, Henry (1785 London 1851). A Night Scene with Sir Thomas Mostyn (Fox hunting). On slope moderately illuminated by a lantern and moonlight the pack follows the just dug-out fox while the huntsmen, spades still in hands, looking after taken aback. Colored aquatint. 14.9 x 24.2 cm.

Trimmed within the wide white platemark. – “Starting off with a detailed observation of nature for his very exact, mostly colorful works (Alken created) his best drawings and prints … in the ’20s and ’30s …” (AKL II, 146).

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