Sportsman Prints by Henry Alken (1914)
Sportsman Prints
by Henry Alken
(England, 1914)
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Background:

These prints are from the Life of the Sportsman illustrated by the British artist Henry Alken.  Originally published in 1842, they are from an early 1900s edition and feature added hand coloring to the lithograph impressions.  This is unique in that by this time hand-coloring as a way of finishing prints was in decline and being replaced by more contemporary print making techniques.

Alken (1785-1851), born in London and the son of Samuel Alken, was a hunter, painter and engraver.  He is one of the best known British sports painters of his time and actively pursued this passion until the end of his life.

As noted to the preface to this series, the purpose was to "portray the character of an English gentleman attached to the sports and pastimes of his country".

 

Price per print: Print Only:  $55
Matting Charge:  $20
Framing & Matting Charge:  $110
Dimensions: Print Only:  9 x 6 inches
Matted:  12 x 16 inches
Type of print: Original hand colored lithograph
Year: 1914

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Equestrian (No. 30400001)
Amstead Abbey
(Equestrian)
Hunting (No. 30400002)
Bagging the badger
(Hunting)
Equestrian (No. 30400003)
"He's heart of oak!"
(Equestrian)
Equestrian (No. 30400004)
"His reverence swims like a cork!"
(Equestrian)
Hunting (No. 30400005)
"Who-hoop! I've done it!"
(Hunting)

Hunting (No. 30400006)
Hunting the marten cat
(Hunting)

Hunting (No. 30400007)
The otter hunt
(Hunting)
Hunting (No. 30400008)
The shallows below the mill
(Fishing)
Equestrian (No. 30400009)
"He's among the dead!"
(Equestrian)
Hunting (No. 30400010)
"Flapper-shooting" on the
great lake in the park
(Hunting)

Equestrian (No. 30400011)
"Follow my leader"
(Equestrian)

$55
Equestrian (No. 30400012)
A night scene with Sir Thomas Mostyn
(Equestrian)
$55
Racing (No. 30400013)
The race for the Welter Stakes
(Racing)
$55
Equestrian (No. 30400014)
Our hero's first run with his own hounds
(Equestrian)
$55
Equestrian (No. 30400015)
"Soho!"
(Equestrian)
$55