|Method||Etching and aquatint with original hand colouring|
|Published||[Pubd. as the Act directs. Jany. 4. 1787 by J Harris. Dean Street Soho] c. 1798|
|Dimensions||Image 438 x 555 mm, Plate 578 x 460 mm, Sheet 580 x 465 mm|
A print showing the country gentry on a hunt. A fox has been depicted being ripped apart by a pack of baying hounds as huntsmen on horseback bray and cheer. Two further huntsmen gallop in from the left, behind more dogs at the back of the hunt. One man stands in the furore of dogs, cracking his whip. Impressions can be found in the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, the British Museum, The Metropolitan Museum, the Yale Center for British Art and The Hermitage, St Petersburg,
Thomas Rowlandson (1757-1827) was one of the most accomplished and prolific of English professional draughtsmen. Admired for his satirical wit, he excelled as a caricaturist as well as an illustrator of books. Best known for such works as The Microcosm of London and The Three Tours of Doctor Syntax, which he illustrated for Rudolph Ackerman. One of the finest exponents of pen line in the history of British art.
Condition: Good impression, time toning to sheet.