Description of the Chase
London: Published by Haines & Son, No. 19 Rolls Buildings, Fetter Lane, Feb. 1, 1798. Mezzotint. Printed on wove paper. Image size: 9 ¼ x 13 7/8 inches. Sheet size: 10 3/8 x 14 5/16 inches. Plate mark: 9 7/8 x 13 7/8 inches.
A post- hunting scene of a gentleman recounting the details of the hunt.
This early hunting scene follows the tradition of James Seymour by presenting a small format sporting picture in a bold decisive style. The artist and engraver are not recorded on the plate, which was typical of works published at the period by Haines & Son. Haines & Son were prolific publishers and printsellers who catered to the decorative print market, they often republished earlier plates, which they acquired from other publishers, such as Carington Bowles and Robert Sayer.