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The Female Fox Hunter

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2010,7081.1044

  • Title (object)

    • The Female Fox Hunter
  • Description

    Satire: a woman on horseback leaping a gate accompanied by hounds, whip raised in her right hand; a couple of others in the background to right, looking at a man who has fallen at a fence. 1778
    Mezzotint with some burin

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1778
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 350 millimetres
    • Width: 254 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below the image with the title and 'From the Original Picture by John Collet, in the possession of Carington Bowles. // 387 // Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles, at his Map & Print Warehouse, No. 69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London. // Published as the Act directs, 1 Sep.r 1778.'
  • Curator's comments

    States [recorded in the Lennox-Boyd database]
    (i) lettered with the title and 'From the Original Picture by John Collet, in the possession of Carington Bowles. // 387 // Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles, at his Map & Print Warehouse, No. 69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London. // Published as the Act directs, 1 Sep.r 1778.'
    (ii) slightly reworked, with the bow on the hat made larger [impression with CLB]
    (iii) republished by Bowles & Carver; publication line altered to 'Printed for & Sold by Bowles & Carver, at their Map & Print Warehouse, No. 69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London. Published as the Act directs 1 Sep.r 1796' [1935,0522.2.37; dated impression with CLB]

    Sale catalogue listings
    Carington Bowles, 1784, p. 116 no. 417, among 'The following 34 new and elegant humorous Prints, are finely executed from the capital Paintings of that eminent Artist the late John Collet, Esq. in the Possession of Carington Bowles. Each print is 10 inches wide and 14 inches deep. When framed and glazed they make a handsome Appearance and Fashionable Furniture, and are always kept ready finished. Price 2s. plain, or finely coloured from the paintings, 3s. each.'; 1790, p. 106 no. 434

    See the reduced version: 2010,7081.1785.

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  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 4561 bibliographic details
    • Russell 1926 undescribed bibliographic details
    • Chaloner Smith 1883 undescribed bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British Mezzotints Ring-binder Large)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2010

  • Acquisition notes

    Acquired with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Friends of the British Museum, the Art Fund, Mrs Charles Wrightsman, the Michael Marks Charitable Trust, and numerous individual donors.

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    2010,7081.1044

Satire: a woman on horseback leaping a gate accompanied by hounds, whip raised in her right hand; a couple of others in the background to right, looking at a man who has fallen at a fence. 1778  Mezzotint with some burin

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Satire: a woman on horseback leaping a gate accompanied by hounds, whip raised in her right hand; a couple of others in the background to right, looking at a man who has fallen at a fence. 1778 Mezzotint with some burin

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