Howitt, Samuel (1756 – Somers Town 1822). 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. Aquatint by Howitt + Matthew Dubourg (fl. London 1808-38) in the original coloring. Inscribed: Howitt Del. / Published & Sold Jany. 1st. 1813, by Edwd. Orme Bond Street, London. / Howitt & Dubourg Sculpt., otherwise as above. 11⅛ × 9⅛ in (18.3 × 23.1 cm).
Tooley 224, 75. – From the 1stedition of FOREIGN FIELD SPORTS completed in 1814 , 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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