Charles C. Henderson. "Going to Cover" From Fores Sporting Traps.
London: Fores, 1847. 17 5/8 x 16 3/4 (image). Re-strikes from early 20th century. Aquatints by John Harris. Full hand color. Large margins. Good condition.
Messrs. Fores are amongst the most famous British nineteenth century publishers of sporting and genre scenes. Between 1845 and 1856, they set out to publish an impressive series of sporting sets, including Steeple Chase Scenes, Hunting Accomplishments, Hunting Casualities, Contrasts, Hunting Sketches, Coaching Incidents, Coaching Recollections, and so forth and so on. These series were after paintings by the excellent artists Henry Alken Snr. and Charles C. Henderson and they were all superbly aquatinted by John Harris. This charming print is after a painting by C.C. Henderson. The detail and composition is excellently rendered by the aquatinting of John Harris, and the overall quality is typical of the output of Fores. This is a good example of British genre print-making at a time when it was the best in the world.
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