Ackermann's Shooting Scraps 1850
Very Rare Set of Ackermann's Shooting Scraps 1850 First Edition Drawn by Thomas Alken Original Aquatints by Harris with hand coloured plates. R. Ackermann's Shooting Scraps (dated June 10th. 1850) 1. Going out 2. The Point 3. The Shot 4. Down Charge. London Published: JUne 10th 1850, by Rudolph Ackermann at his Eclipse Sporting & Military Gallery, 191 Regent St.
A set of four from one of the Rarest of all Henry Alken's Albums. Fine impressions, clear plate mark with original hand colour.
Visible to plate mark: 6.25" x 9.5" (160mm x 240mm) Mounted behind glass. Each individual Framed Print's external dimensions are approx: 10.25' x 13.5' (265cm x 340cm) All in good condition, some overall age tone to plates and mount boarders. Hogarth style frames have some age wear and tear but generally good.
Notes: This set of four is part of the Thirty-six superb hand coloured aquatint plates, heightened with gum arabic, by J.Harris after H. Alken, that made up part of the original. The plates were mostly in groups of four and covered the following subjects: hunting, racing, coaching, coursing, shooting, steeple-chase, Indian sporting, fishing, deer stalking, stag-hunting, and yachting./ Four plates on coaching by W.J. Shayer; four on yachting by W.A. Knell; remainder by Alken./ Engraved by J. Harris."
A Set of Genuine Antique Prints over 170 years old from Rare Maps and Prints