||LAPORTE, After George Henry (1802-1873)
[Elderly gentleman on horseback surrounded by a pack of beagles and their handler
London: circa 1840]. Engraving, by Edward Hacker (repaired tears to margins, occasionally affecting image area). Image size (including text): 15 x 21 inches. Sheet size: 19 3/4 x 26 3/4 inches.
A fine quality scene showing a beagling pack and their master.
George Laporte "came from an artistic family... [and] turned to sport for the subjects of many of his paintings. He lived in London, exhibiting there from the age of seventeen. The proprietor of The Sporting Magazine used his work and later in life he was appointed animal painter to the King of Hanover and to the Duke of Cumberland" (Charles Lane British Racing Prints p.137.
Lane British Sporting Prints p.137; Siltzer p.169.