Sir Henry Alken .

Sir Henry Alken,(British, 1785-1851) was a leading British sporting artist, exploring the comic side of riding in this series of prints depicting the follies and foibles of aristocrats on their weekend outings. They were part of a larger movement of caricature prints lampooning British society that were published in England in the first half of the 19th Century, by artists such as Thomas Rowlandson.Henry Thomas Alken was a painter and engraver, son of artist Samuel Alken. He worked in London and the provinces and was prolific in a variety of media, including painting, etching and watercolor. Trained as a miniature painter, his works always had a graphic precision. He is known for hunting, coaching, racing and other animal subjects. He was also employed by sporting periodicals as an illustrator and provided plates for the National Sports of Great Britain (London, 1821), "strengthening the market for his work in sporting circles, in particular the notorious clique of wealthy and reckless huntsmen who gathered at Melton. The Beauties and Defects in the Figure of the Horse comparatively delineated - 1816; National Sports of Great Britain - 1821; Humorous Specimens of Riding - 1821; Symptoms - 1822; Sketchbook - 1823; Sporting Scrapbook - 1824; Shakespeare's Seven Ages - 1824; Flowers from Nature - 1824; A Touch of the Fine Arts - 1824; Humorous Illustrations of Popular Songs - 1826 Don Quixote - 1831; The Life and Death of John Mytton - 1837; Jorrocks Jaunts and Jollities - 1837 The Sporting Review - 1842-6 The Art and Practise of Etching - 1849. Also published in the Illustrated London News and other newspapers of the day.

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Illustrations to Popular Songs by Henry Alken Published by Thomas McLean, Repository of Wit & Humour, London1822-24 £30 framed but broken glass removed toned to edges so presume glued into mount
'Tis he my William come from Sea

The Soldiers gratitude

There was an ancient fair
And she lov'd a neat young man

When first impell'd by honours call

Shepherds I have lost my love

Ope' thy casement Lady bright  


Illustrations to Popular Songs 2  by Henry Alken Published by Thomas McLean, Repository of Wit & Humour, London1822-24 £35 framed  toned glazed

'Sure such a pair were never seen.'
 
'So justly formd to meet by nature.'
 
'The Boys have all their fathers sense.'
 
'No more shall sorrow.'
 
'The Girls have all done their mothers beauty.'
 
'We be three poor Mariners'.


Arabian Horse These from the paper are nineteenth century editions all over A3 in size and unmounted/matted. Good colour and condition £30


Bull Baiting These from the paper are nineteenth century editions all over A3 in size and unmounted/matted. Good colour and condition £30


The Earth Stopper
 These from the The National Sports of Great Britain. London: Thomas M'Lean, 1825 [plates dated 1824 and with Whatman 1824 over A3 in size and unmounted/matted. Good colour and condition £125 inc delivery This has surface soiling and age ie it is one of the rare originals suitable for framing with old bersions and do NOT match with those beneath mounted/mattedinc delivery


Badger catching These from the paper are nineteenth century editions all over A3 in size and unmounted/matted. Good colour and condition £25


Drawing the Badger These from the paper are nineteenth century editions all over A3 in size and unmounted/matted. Good colour and condition £30


A match at the Badger These from the paper are nineteenth century editions all over A3 in size and unmounted/matted. Good colour and condition £25


Crab Portrait of a bull terrier.  These from the paper are nineteenth century editions all over A3 in size and unmounted/matted. Good colour and condition £25


Spearing an Otter These from the paper are nineteenth century editions all over A3 in size and unmounted/matted. Good colour and condition £30


Owling. .  using owls to catch birds These from the paper are nineteenth century editions all over A3 in size and mounted/matted. Good colour and condition


Skittles Soft ground etching by Henry Alken, published in his Scraps from the Scrap Book of Henry Alken, London, 1821. Printed on wove paper with a strong plate mark. Good condition, size around 25 x 19 cms (10 x 7.5 inches), to the plate mark.9.75 x 13 inches, Hand-tinted many years ago £42 framed but glazing will be removed for US/non uk postage
     
A Horse! A Horse! my Kingdom for a Horse! Soft ground etching by Henry Alken, published in his Scraps from the Scrap Book of Henry Alken, London, 1821. Printed on wove paper with a strong plate mark. Good condition, size around 25 x 19 cms (10 x 7.5 inches), to the plate mark.9.75 x 13 inches, sheet Hand-tinted many years ago £30 unmounted Edmund Keane etc


Seven Ages of Man .
. the lover Soft ground etching by Henry Alken, from Shakespeare's Seven Ages of Man, first edition1824 ,one of 7 hand-coloured plates, published in £65 framed/glazing will be removed for us/non uk postage
 



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