ALKEN, Henry (1785-1851)
[The Right Sort]
London: S & J Fuller, 1821-1822. Oblong folio. Oblong folio (12 1/16 x 15 in.; 306 x 381 mm). 6 hand-colored lithographs by C. Hullmandel after Alken. Plates a bit toned, a few closed marginal tears.
Later red half morocco and red cloth covered boards, pink endpapers.
Early handcolored lithographed series of sporting prints.
Issued without a title page, these prints depict top-hatted huntsmen in rich scarlet handling their horses with consumate ease; of course this does not save them from journeying home in gruelling rain and bespattered with mud at the end of the day. A very sympathetic and instructive set, admirably drawn and brilliantly coloured. Very few Alken prints are in the lithographic medium.
Schwerdt III:83; Siltzer 59.