Neuville, Alphonse de (St. Omer 1836 – 1885). L’Ouverture de la Chasse. While four of the hunting party rather enjoy a comfortable refreshment in the hunting district with pipe and wine, a fifth already presents a hare – which in turn has exhausted three more of the hunters. Toned wood engraving by Jules Huyot (Toulouse 1841 – Eaubonne 1921). C. 1870. 8½ × 12⅜ in (21.6 × 31.5 cm).
Boetticher III, 148. – Neuville was pupil of i. a. Delacroix and has made himself “known as draughtsman, too”. Otherwise predominantly history and battle painter. – Some small foxspots and faint tidemark in the wide margin.
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