British Sports Prints - Life of John Mytton (1877)
British Sports Prints -
Life of John Mytton
(England, 1877)
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Background:

These whimsical sporting prints are from a biography of John Mytton, "formerly MP for Shewsbury, High Sheriff for the counties of Salop & Merioneth, and Major of the North Shropshire Yeomanry Cavalry."  It was authored by his neighbor and friend who went by the pen name of Nimrod, and recounted his "eccentric and extravagant exploits" in Hunting, Shooting, Driving and Racing.  As Nimrod says in the Preface, "I shall unload the memory of man I shall never be ashamed to call my friend".  The engravings are based on the illustrations of Henry Alken and Thomas Rawlins.

 

Price per print: Print Only:  $75
Matting Charge:  $20
Framing & Matting Charge:  $110
Dimensions: Print Only:  9-1/2 x 6 inches
Matted:  12 x 16 inches
Type of print: Original hand-colored engraving
Year: 1877

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Mytton (No. 30270001)
Well done, Neck or Nothing!

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Hunting (No. 30270002)
Mytton wild duck shooting

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Equestrian (No. 30270003)
What! Never upset in a gig?

Equestrian (No. 30270004)
I wonder whether he is a
good timber jumper!
Equestrian (No. 30270005)
The "Meet" with
Lord Derby's Stag hounds

Hunting (No. 30270006)
Stand and deliver!

Hunting (No. 30270007)
A new hunter -
Tally ho! Tally ho!
Equestrian (No. 30270008)
The Oaks filly

Equestrian (No. 30270009)
Light come, light go!

Equestrian (No. 30270010)
Mytton on Baronet
clears nine yards of water
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Equestrian (No. 30270011)
A nick, or the nearest
way home
General Sports (No. 30270012)
"Fair plays a Jewel" -
Mytton shows fight
Hunting (No. 30270013)
Heron Shooting

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Equestrian (No. 30270014)
Mytton swims the Severn at Uppington Ferry
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Equestrian (No. 30270015)
How to cross a country
comfortably after dinner

Equestrian (No. 30270016)
Now for the honor of
Shropshire
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Equestrian (No. 30270017)
A Squire-trap, by Jove

General Sports (No. 30270018)
D--n this hiccup!