John Heaviside Clark, Greenland Seal Catching

Clark, John Heaviside (probably Scotland 1771/2 – Edinburgh 1863, 1802-32 in London). Greenland Seal Catching. Before imposing icebergs a hunter amidst of a wave in his kayak raising to harpoon two seals. Aquatint by Matthew Dubourg (fl. London 1808-38) in the original coloring. Inscribed: J. H. Clark Del. / Published & Sold May 1st. 1813, by Edwd. Orme, Bond Street, London. / M. Dubourg Sculpt., otherwise as above. 7⅛ × 9 in (18.2 × 22.8 cm).

AKL XIX [1998], 389 (“Ills. for Foreign Field Sports”); Tooley 224, 94; Thieme-Becker VII, 48 f. – From the 1st edition of FOREIGN FIELD SPORTS completed in 1814 , Schwerdt I (1928), 177 ff.: “The coloured plates … are fine, both as regards draughtsmanship and colouring … ”. – On Whatman paper of 1811.

“ D(ubourg). works closely together with the engraver John Heaviside Clark; not only plates for aquatint series were worked jointly … but also the respective other’s designs reproduced ”

(Rudolf Feurer, Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon XXX [2001], p. 87).

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