ALKEN (HENRY) [Scenes in the life of Master George], 1823
Lot 159
Scenes in the life of Master George], Thomas McLean, 1823 [watermarked 1822]
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Scenes in the life of Master George], 12 hand-coloured soft-ground etchings by Alken, without title or text as issued, [Dixon 64; Mellon/Snelgrove 98; Schwerdt IV, p. 4; Tooley 46, with different plate order], oblong folio (346 x 256mm.), Thomas McLean, 1823 [watermarked 1822]


  • THE DIXON COPY WITH FINE BRIGHT PLATES. The subjects depict a boy's initiation into country pursuits such as fishing, horse riding, animal baiting and catching, together with a plate showing him in a fight with "the Lads of the Village" who interrupt a cricket match.

    Provenance: Fitz Eugene Dixon, bookplate. See illustration on preceding page.
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