Partridge Shooting

Method Mezzotint
Artist Haines & Son
Published London, published 13 March, 1797, by Haines & Son, No. 19, Rolls Building, Fetter Lane.
Dimensions Image 250 x 352 mm Plate 251 x 354 mm Sheet 267 x 362 mm
Notes A handsome late eighteenth century image of two men and their dogs on a shoot. In the foreground a male figure has just shot his gun, the movement of the bullet has been depicted as a bright white line. In the distance another hunter stands still, as if lost in thought, while his dog looks at him expectantly. This hunting scene follows the tradition of the British sporting artist James Seymour, by presenting a small format sporting picture in a bold decisive style. The artist and engraver are not recorded on the plate, which was typical of works published at the period by Haines & Son.

Haines & Son (c. fl. 1795-1809) were print-publishers largely specialising in cheap moralising mezzotints. They catered to the decorative print market, and often republished earlier plates, which they acquired from other publishers, such as Carington Bowles and Robert Sayer.

Condition: Slight discolouration in margins, not affecting image.
Framing unmounted
Price £200.00
Stock ID 41931