|Aquatint with original hand colouring
|Francis Calcraft Turner
|London, published by Thos. McLean, 26 Haymarket. June 18th, 1825.
|Image 200 x 265 mm, Sheet 237 x 284 mm each
A rare set of six satirical fishing prints from the second and complete set issue by McLean.
Francis Calcraft Turner (c.1782-1846) was a prolific artist, though surprisingly little is known of his early life. The majority of his hunting scenes show hunts from the south of England, including the Essex Hounds, the East Kent, and the Old Barkeley. He was a regular contributor to The Sporting Magazine, providing no less than 78 works. In a letter to the editor in 1828 he claimed "I have rode to more hounds and have been in at the death of more foxes than any artist in existence - nay more, my knowledge of racing, shooting, coursing, etc. is alike".
Condition: Slight fading, trimmed inside the plate, album backing on versos and some slight paper loss on verso not affecting the image. One plate with a repaired upper left corner.