With such Megalomania
already Emperor William II failed thoroughly :
“ potential operational area
for the Federal Armed Forces
is the whole world ”
Dr. Peter Struck, German secretary of defense, January 13, 2004
Colored Hunting Adventures
from the Colonies 190 Years ago
In aquatints by Matthew Dubourg (fl. London 1808-38) and others after – predominantly – Samuel Howitt (1756 – Somers Town 1822) as well as John Augustus Atkinson (London 1775 – after 1818/33 or even 1861, “excellent English painter and draughtsman living in Russia for a long time who worked wonderful pictures”, Nagler I, 179 f.) and John Heaviside Clark (probably Scotland 1771/2 – Edinburgh 1863, 1802-32 in London) from the set of the Foreign Field Sports published 1813 by Edward Orme in London in oblong formats of c. 7⅛ × 9½ in (18 × 24 cm) – Schwerdt I (1928), 177 ff.:
“ The coloured plates … are fine ,
both as regards draughtsmanship and colouring …
(The book) is sure to increase in value … ”
– and here present
in the original colors .
The exceedingly charming and frequently quite instructive representations each lined with multiple engraved braid.
The Bear Trap. The bear in the pit. A second one just climbing over a trunk. – (Foreign Field Sports LX.) – Two sides of the wide white margin somewhat foxed. One spot also in the clean top margin.
Offer no. 11,761 / EUR 101. (c. US$ 122.) + shipping
Bird Catching from below. The dangerous hunt at the cliffs, the boat kept free from the rocks. One of the hunters just catching a colorful bird while two others on the rocks try to make more prey. All around large bird flights, on the horizon full-rigged ship. – (Foreign Field Sports LXIV.) – Clark.
Offer no. 11,762 / EUR 115. (c. US$ 139.) + shipping
Chasse de l’Éléphant. (Hindoo Elephant Trap.) Largely bound elephant let out of the wooden trap. In front of it three already tamed ones as well as figurines. – (Foreign Field Sports XLIII.) – Impression for a French edition not provable here.
Offer no. 11,763 / EUR 107. (c. US$ 129.) + shipping
Greenland Seal Catching. Before imposing icebergs a hunter amidst of a wave in his kayak raising to harpoon two seals. – (Foreign Field Sports VII.) – Clark. – On Whatman-Papier of 1811.
Offer no. 11,765 / EUR 97. (c. US$ 117.) + shipping
Hindoo Method of Taming Elephants. Elephant in the taming frame in landscape with trees. – (Foreign Field Sports XXI.) – Highly instructive representation.
Offer no. 11,766 / EUR 91. (c. US$ 110.) + shipping
Hunted Elephant / The Elephant Killed. Climax and end of the hunt. 2 sheet.
(Foreign Field Sports XXIIX/XXIX.) – 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$ 226.) + shipping
Laplanders Hunting. Sitting in a flat-bottomed sledge drawn by two reindeer with already a hare as prey. – (Foreign Field Sports LXIX.) – Atkinson.
Offer no. 11,767 / EUR 107. (c. US$ 129.) + shipping
Le Rhinocéros. (Anecdote of Hunters & Rhinoceros.) Killing two horses whose riders searched rescue on trees. – (Foreign Field Sports L.) – Impression for a French edition not provable here.
Offer no. 11,768 / EUR 107. (c. US$ 129.) + shipping
Russian Winter Fishery. Three fishermen setting up the weir-baskets at the frozen bank. On the left a wind shield. – (Foreign Field Sports XXV.) – Atkinson. – A tear extending just into the outer rim of the picture repaired by strengthening of the upper margin.
Offer no. 11,769 / EUR 117. (c. US$ 141.) + shipping
Seamen killing a Polar Bear. There is no chance for the bear against the seamen armed with boat-hooks and guns even though one of the two hounds will not survive the embrace. – (Foreign Field Sports XIX.)
Offer no. 11,770 / EUR 117. (c. US$ 141.) + shipping
Shooting a White Hare at Tornio (Finland). The falcon just swooping down upon the fugitive hare while two hunters wait in a fir-thicket before a scenery of pointed icebergs. – (Foreign Field Sports LXXIII.) – Atkinson.
Offer no. 11,775 / EUR 115. (c. US$ 139.) + shipping
Shooting Anecdote(s), India. Spitting Bengal tiger under a fern, angrily barked at by the dog / Bengal tiger attacking a riding elephant. 2 sheet.
(Foreign Field Sports LXXV/LXXVI.) – The wide white margin a little age-spotted here and there, sheet 2 with trace of sealing-wax in the right lower corner. – Sheet 1 on especially strong paper.
Offer no. 11,808 / EUR 204. (c. US$ 247.) + shipping
Shooting Antelopes, India. Shot from behind the shooting cow into a herd of six antelopes. – (Foreign Field Sports XXIV.)
Offer no. 11,771 / EUR 107. (c. US$ 129.) + shipping
Shooting the Hyæna. From the wagon at the prey. – (Foreign Field Sports IL.) – On Whatman paper of 1811. – Right below at the periphery of the image and in the wide white margin some foxspots.
Offer no. 11,774 / EUR 101. (c. US$ 122.) + shipping
A Trap to Shoot the Bear. The bear in the spring-gun, stretched up high, reaching in strained expectation for the honey-pot, licking the freely running golden juice, and by this triggering the two shots. – (Foreign Field Sports XXIII.)
Offer no. 11,776 / EUR 107. (c. US$ 129.) + shipping
“ … Thank you again for your considered thoughts. I am interested in the ‘Clara’ piece. Please describe the process for completing a transaction for #15,275 ”
(Mr. M. P., December 8, 2008)