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Samuel Howitt, Shooting Anecdote, India 1

Howitt, Samuel (1756 – Somers Town 1822). Shooting Anecdote, India 1. Spittingly the Bengal tiger stretches himself from under the fern, angrily barked at by the dog, while the hunter, holding the gun with both his hands, obviously with a little hollow feeling in view of this sudden sight. Aquatint by Henri Merke (Niederweningen, canton Zurich, c. 1760 – after 1820) in the original coloring. Inscribed: Howitt del. / Published & Sold Jany. 1st. 1813, by Edwd. Orme, Bond St. London. / Merhe (sic!) sculpt., otherwise as above. 7⅛ × 9¼ in (18.1 × 23.4 cm).

Tooley 225, 44. – 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 … .”

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