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. 5⅞ × 9½ in (14.9 × 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).
Offer no. 11,758 / EUR 125. (c. US$ 143.) + shipping
“ Many years ago I bought from you the print/litho from Mourot ‘Sophia....’ We are still very happy with this acquisition. For my collection and family history/genealogy I am looking for some very special prints … ”
(Mijnheer P. van de W., May 19, 2012)