After G H Alken, 'a Hurdle Race' , Set Of Four Hand Coloured 19thc Engravings

After G H Alken,
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After G H Alken set of four 19thc beautifully hand coloured engravings c1835 : plate 1 "Preparing to start all the true bloods - a Puzzle which to choose.", Plate 2 "The third leap; all game! Going at a rasping Pace!", Plate 3 "Slashing work at the Hurdle; a Tie! A Tie! Go it my way lady", and plate 4 "Here they come; the Race is won; but nothing to spare, all engravings, G.H. Alken LL, Lewis & Co 79, Leadenhall St London, engraved by C. Hunt . All cleaned and framed.

Henry Alken Jnr (1810-1894) was part of a family of artists who found great success in the United Kingdom for nearly two centuries.

The Alkens moved from the Netherlands to England in the early 1800s. They became famous for their carving and gilding abilities, and by the end of the century had noble patrons including the Duke of Bedford at Woburn. At the beginning of the 20th century, brothers Samuel Alken Sr. And Henry Alken Sr. Were trained in painting and established a reputation for their sporting scenes.

The brothers masterfully depicted hunting, shooting, fishing and coaching exploits, and also recorded more peculiar hobbies like rat-catching and badger-baiting. Henry Alken Jr., Also known as Samuel Henry Alken, carried on this legacy

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