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JUKES, Francis (1745-1812) after Charles ANSELL (b. 1752)

As a Colt in Training [Pl. II]

[Pl. II]. London: Published by John Walker Carver & Printseller, 1784. Aquatint. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling, minor foxing, and a small dark brown spot in the top left margin. Image size (including text): 10 7/8 x 11 3/8 inches. Sheet size: 12 1/8 x 13 5/8 inches.

A charming plate depicting a foal at the beginning of its racing career, from a suite of six prints after Ansell entitled "Life of a Race Horse."

The animal and genre painter and draughtsman Charles Ansell was renowned for his graceful images of horses. This beautiful plate comes from his most celebrated work, Life of a Racehorse, which was published in 1784.

Francis Jukes was a prolific engraver who was chiefly known for his topographical prints, the bulk of which he executed in aquatint. He contributed numerous plates to various publications including Walmsley's Views in North Wales (1792-4) and Campbell's A Journey in Scotland (1802) and collaborated on several projects with the engraver and publisher Robert Pollard.

Cf. Dictionary of National Biography; cf. Le Blanc, Manuel de l'Amateur Destampes, p. 438, no. 1-6; cf. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, vol. 1, p. 353; cf. Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints, p. 76.

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JUKES, Francis (1745-1812) after Charles ANSELL (b. 1752)

As a Hunter going out with Hounds [Pl. IV]

[Pl. IV]. London: Published by John Walker Carver & Printseller, 1784. Aquatint. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling and minor foxing. Image size (including text): 10 7/8 x 11 3/8 inches. Sheet size: 10 7/8 x 11 5/8 inches.

A charming plate depicting a mature horse riding on a hunt, from a suite of six prints after Ansell entitled "Life of a Race Horse."

The animal and genre painter and draughtsman Charles Ansell was renowned for his graceful images of horses. This beautiful plate comes from his most celebrated work, Life of a Race Horse, which was published in 1784.

Francis Jukes was a prolific engraver who was chiefly known for his topographical prints, the bulk of which he executed in aquatint. He contributed numerous plates to various publications including Walmsley's Views in North Wales (1792-4) and Campbell's A Journey in Scotland (1802) and collaborated on several projects with the engraver and publisher Robert Pollard.

Cf. Dictionary of National Biography; cf. Le Blanc, Manuel de l'Amateur Destampes, p. 438, no. 1-6; cf. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, vol. 1, p. 353; cf. Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints, p. 76.

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JUKES, Francis (1745-1812) after Charles ANSELL (b. 1752)

As a Racer after Running [Pl. III]

[Pl. III]. London: Published by John Walker Carver & Printseller, 1784. Aquatint. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling and minor foxing, mild creasing, and a few small black spots in the lower left corner of the sheet. Image size (including text): 10 7/8 x 11 3/8 inches. Sheet size: 12 1/8 x 13 5/8 inches.

A charming plate depicting a mature horse being groomed after participating in a race, from a suite of six prints after Ansell entitled "Life of a Race Horse."

The animal and genre painter and draughtsman Charles Ansell was renowned for his graceful images of horses. This beautiful plate comes from his most celebrated work, Life of a Race Horse, which was published in 1784.

Francis Jukes was a prolific engraver who was chiefly known for his topographical prints, the bulk of which he executed in aquatint. He contributed numerous plates to various publications including Walmsley's Views in North Wales (1792-4) and Campbell's A Journey in Scotland (1802) and collaborated on several projects with the engraver and publisher Robert Pollard.

Cf. Dictionary of National Biography; cf. Le Blanc, Manuel de l'Amateur Destampes, p. 438, no. 1-6; cf. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, vol. 1, p. 353; cf. Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints, p. 76.

#13882$475.00
 
 
JUKES, Francis (1745-1812) after Edward DAYES (1763-1804)

View of Goodrich Castle on the River Wye [Pl. 5]

[Pl. 5]. London: Published by F. Jukes, 1799. Hand-coloured aquatint. Very good condition apart from some light soiling and a few tiny foxing marks in the left margin. Plate mark: 14 3/8 x 18 1/8 inches. Sheet size: 18 1/8 x 24 1/2 inches.

A fine view of the 12th-century red sandstone Goodrich Castle, from "Series of Views on the River Wye" by Francis Jukes, one of the greatest English exponents of the art of aquatint, after a work by the landscape painter Edward Dayes.

Francis Jukes was a prolific engraver, who was chiefly known for his topographical prints, the bulk of which he executed in aquatint. He contributed numerous plates to various publications including Walmsley's Views in North Wales (1792-4) and Campbell's A Journey in Scotland (1802) and collaborated on several projects with the engraver and publisher Robert Pollard.

The ruins of the medieval castle are in Goodrich, Herefordshire, though it is relatively incidental to Jukes' landscape, which is an extraordinarily rich harmony of grays, greens and browns.

Cf. Dictionary of National Biography; cf. Abbey, Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland 545.

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JUKES, Francis (1745-1812) after Edward DAYES (1763-1804)

View of Hereford [Pl. 1]

[Pl. 1]. London: Published by F. Jukes, 1797. Hand-coloured aquatint on wove paper. Very good condition apart from several light water stains in the right and left margins. Plate mark: 14 1/8 x 17 7/8 inches. Sheet size: 18 x 24 3/8 inches.

A fine view of the ancient market town of Hereford, near the Welsh border, from "Series of Views on the River Wye" by Francis Jukes, one of the greatest English exponents of the art of aquatint, after a work by the landscape painter Edward Dayes.

Francis Jukes was a prolific engraver, who was chiefly known for his topographical prints, the bulk of which he executed in aquatint. He contributed numerous plates to various publications including Walmsley's Views in North Wales (1792-4) and Campbell's A Journey in Scotland (1802) and collaborated on several projects with the engraver and publisher Robert Pollard.

The title is actually "This distant View of Hereford...", and it indicates a different mind-set from ours by which we tend to believe a town consists of its buildings and a few prominent geographical features. In this view, only the cathedral, a couple of steeples and a few outlying houses are distantly visible. Hereford, in this rendition, is the vast space, the stormy sky and rolling fields, even the couple that walk the dusty road, the woman with a suitcase on her head, all taken together.

Cf. Dictionary of National Biography; cf. Abbey, Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland 545.

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JUKES, Francis (1745-1812) after Edward DAYES (1763-1804)

View of the Cathedral

London: Published by F. Jukes, 1798. Hand-coloured aquatint, printed on wove paper. The plate is inscribed: "To the Right Rev. John, Lord Bishop of Salisbury." Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling and mild creasing. Tape on verso is slightly visible at the edge of bottom margin. Plate mark: 15 x 19 5/8 inches. Sheet size: 17 1/2 x 22 inches.

One of a pair of views of the historic town of Salisbury by Francis Jukes, one of the greatest English exponents of the art of aquatint, after a work by the landscape painter Edward Dayes.

Francis Jukes was a prolific engraver, who was chiefly known for his topographical prints, the bulk of which he executed in aquatint. He contributed numerous plates to various publications including Walmsley's Views in North Wales (1792-4) and Campbell's A Journey in Scotland (1802) and collaborated on several projects with the engraver and publisher Robert Pollard.

Cf. Dictionary of National Biography.

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JUKES, Francis (1745-1812) after Edward DAYES (1763-1804)

View of the New Council House, Salisbury

London: Published by F. Jukes, 1798. Hand-coloured aquatint, printed on wove paper. The plate is inscribed: "To the Right Honble. Earl of Radnor." Very good condition apart from some minor foxing, a skillfully repaired tear in the left margin, and slight yellowing of the paper due to age. Plate mark: 14 7/8 x 19 7/8 inches. Sheet size: 15 3/4 x 20 7/8 inches.

One of a pair of views of the historic town of Salisbury by Francis Jukes, one of the greatest English exponents of the art of aquatint, after a work by the landscape painter Edward Dayes.

Francis Jukes was a prolific engraver, who was chiefly known for his topographical prints, the bulk of which he executed in aquatint. He contributed numerous plates to various publications including Walmsley's Views in North Wales (1792-4) and Campbell's A Journey in Scotland (1802) and collaborated on several projects with the engraver and publisher Robert Pollard.

Cf. Dictionary of National Biography.

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JUKES, Francis after Charles Loraine SMITH (1751-1835)

[Set of eight prints featuring Dick Knight of the Pytchley Hunt]

London: Published by F. Jukes Engraver Howland Street, March 1790. Aquatints. Printed on wove Whatman paper, some with watermarks. In excellent condition with the exception of some minor surface soiling in the margins. [Plate 1: Pytchley Hunt] heavy surface soiling in margins. Image size: 7 7/8 x 9 1/4 inches. Plate mark: 9 7/8 x 10 3/8 inches. Sheet size: 12 1/8 x 15 5/8 inches. [Plate 2: Push him up Tomboy] Image size: 7 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches. Plate mark: 9 3/8 x 10 1/8 inches. Sheet size: 12 5/16 x 15 5/8 inches. [Plate 3: Now Contrast..] Image size: 7 5/8 x 9 3/8 inches. Plate mark: 9 5/16 x 10 inches. Sheet size: 12 5/16 x 15 3/8 inches. [Plate 4: A Check] Image size: 7 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches. Plate mark: 9 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches. Sheet size: 12 1/4 x 15 1/2 inches. [Plate 5: The Trick] Image size: 7 13/16 x 9 1/4 inches. Plate mark: 9 7/8 x 10 1/4 inches. Sheet size: 12 1/8 x 15 5/8 inches. [Plate 6: Proof of Bottom] Image size: 7 3/16 x 9 1/2 inches. Plate mark: 9 13/16 x 10 3/8 inches. Sheet size: 12 1/8 x 15 11/16 inches. .

A fascinating set of eight hunting prints depicting the great Pytchley hunt led by Dick Knight.

Loraine Smith was an amateur artist of high repute, and the present series is regarded as some of his best-known prints. This important set is the only visual record of the great Pytchley hunt led by the celebrated huntsmen Dick Knight. At the time of publication, there existed a great rivalry between the Quornites and the Pytchley followers, which is wittily referred to in this amusing series. The prints follow the various mishaps and eventual triumph of Dick Knight, and make a point to relate that Knight used three horses during the course of the run in order to achieve his victory. This set of eight prints by Jukes is intriguing since it appears that the series was originally published as a set of six. The present suite has an additional two plates, plate four entitled "The Check" and plate five entitled "The Trick," and has been hastily renumbered as a set of eight. If one examines the plate numbers carefully it is easy to see where the numbers have been doctored, indicating that the set was originally published as a set of six and not of eight as Siltzer suggests.

Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints, p. 251-256.

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