London: S & I Fuller, 1824. This beautiful uncoloured aquatint is plate four of a series of four fox-hunting prints produced by S & I Fuller, at the Sporting Gallery, known as the "Leicestershire Covers" by Thomas Sutherland (1785-1838) after Henry Thomas Alken. Dated March 1824. The aquatint is a good clean impression, and there is minimal handling to it. A touch of marking and handling to the edge of the sheet. Overall a very nice copy of this work.
Henry Alken (1785 - 1851) was from a family of sporting artists, signing his early work 'Ben Tally Ho'. A keen sportsman he gave an authentic feel to his hunting prints and pictures. He became widely known for his sporting prints and pictures as well as his watercolour hunting, coaching and shooting scenes.
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