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Hounds, Birds & Gun-dogs

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (series)

    • Hounds, Birds & Gun-dogs
  • Description

    Title page for a series by George Vernon Stokes, with letterpress title and publication details at top and bottom; at centre, image of the head and shoulders of a dog, standing in water in profile to right, with water dripping from its ears; kept with two pages of letterpress commentary by A. Croxton Smith.
    Drypoint with letterpress


  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1934
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 385 millimetres (sheet)
    • Width: 458 millimetres (sheet)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Title page with letterpress: 'Hounds, Birds & Gun-dogs / G. Vernon Stokes R.B.A. / Commentary by A. Croxton Smith / London, Published H.C. Dickins, 9 Great Pulteney St. W1 / MCMXXXIV', and two-page letterpress commentary. Stamped with British Museum's stamp and date 1969 on verso of each sheet.
  • Curator's comments

    See 1969,0123.6 for another impression of the image.

  • Location

    British XIXc Unmounted Roy

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  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

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