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Samuel Howitt, Hunted Elephant

Howitt, Samuel (1756 – Somers Town 1822). Hunted Elephant / The Elephant Killed. Climax and end of the hunt. 2 sheet. Aquatints by Howitt & Henri Merke (Niederweningen, canton Zurich, c. 1760 – after 1820) in their  original  coloring. Inscribed: Howitt delt. / Pubd. & Sold Jan(y). 1. 1813./, by Edwd. Orme Bond S(t)t. London. / Howitt & Merke sculpt., otherwise as above. Image size 6¾-6⅞ × 8⅝ in (17-17.4 × 22 cm).

Samuel Howitt, Elephant Killed

Tooley 225, 66 f. – From the 1819 2nd edition of FOREIGN FIELD SPORTS , Schwerdt I (1928), 177 ff.: “The coloured plates … especially those drawn by Howitt, are fine, both as regards draughtsmanship and colouring … (The book) is sure to increase in value … ”. – Sheet 1 trimmed at the upper platemark (plate size 5⅝ × 10⅛ in [22 × 25.7 cm]), sheet 2 within the wide white platemark and within this with restored left upper margin corner. – Instructive also in regard of the tusks.

Offer no. 11,764 / EUR  187. (c. US$ 216.) + shipping


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