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Specimens of Riding Near London, Drawn from Life. Henry ALKEN.
Specimens of Riding Near London, Drawn from Life
Specimens of Riding Near London, Drawn from Life
Specimens of Riding Near London, Drawn from Life

Specimens of Riding Near London, Drawn from Life

London: Thomas Mclean, 1823 [plates watermarked 1821]. Oblong folio. Letterpress ttile. 18 fine hand-coloured soft-ground etched plates by and after Alken.

Contemporary half red morocco over drab paper-covered boards, the flat spine divided into six compartments by double fillets, red morocco label on upper cover. Housed in a red cloth box

First edition of this wonderful evocation of fashionable and not-so-fashionable life in and near London.

These plates show Alken at his best: a master in control of his medium. The 18 fine plates have humour, offer an insightful glimpse into the near-forgotten fashionable world of the 1820s and illustrate why Alken is considered one of the great equestrian artists of all time.

Mellon/Snelgrove 74; Slater 110; Tooley 51.

Item #38575

Price: $5,750.00

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