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'Humourous specimens of riding, &c &c' (London: Thomas McLean) 1821; containing 42 hand-coloured soft-ground etchings by Alken showing figures on horseback, and horse-pulled carriages, including riding disasters and comical images from 1821, series 'Master George' from 1823, and series 'Shakespeare's seven ages' from 1824 and published by E. & C. McLean, with titles: 'Yeomanry of England paying a visit', 'Fancy - view near Grays Inn Road', 'Knights - view in the city road', 'Terrified', 'Displeas'd', 'Surpris'd', 'Perfectly satisfied', 'Lords - view in Hyde Park', 'The consequence of having plenty of company on the road', 'Dissatisfied', 'The pleasure of riding in company (one would stop if the other could)', ''One of the comforts of riding in company', 'Taste - view near Knightsbridge', 'Preparing for the Easter Hunt (I shall be over Jack)', 'Delighted', 'Symptons of things going down hill', 'A thing of the lost consequence', 'Learning to drive Tandem', 'Learning to drive a Dennett', 'The prospect of hunting ... all right', 'The reality of hunting... all wrong', 'A horse! a horse! my knigdom for a horse!...', 'Give me another horse...', 'Rat hunting with a visit from Domine', 'Sparrow catching', 'Setting dogs to fight', 'A turn up with the lads of the village', 'Giving the village donkeys a treat', 'Fishing', 'Cock fighting', 'Badger baiting', 'Bear baiting', 'Bull baiting', 'Bringing up to the bar', 'Morning ride', 'Shakespeare's seven ages: the infant', 'Shakespeare's seven ages: the school-boy', 'Shakespeare's seven ages: the lover', 'Shakespeare's seven ages: the soldier', 'Shakespeare's seven ages: the justice', 'Shakespeare's seven ages: the sixth age', and 'Shakespeare's seven ages: last scene of all'. Together with frontispiece titled 'Folly - view near Acton' showing two riders goign towards London and letterpress title-page. Bound in brown half-leather with gold tooling at the spine.
Soft-ground etching, hand-coloured
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Height: 255 millimetres (approx. sheet size of each sheet)
Width: 360 millimetres
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- Some of the plates with plate number, not in order.
Cataloguing supported by the Elizabeth Cayzer Charitable Trust
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Associated Title: Humourous specimens of riding
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