Hunting Scenes – Henry Alken Snr

Hunting Scenes by Henry Alken Senior (1785-1851)

Set of six framed, soft ground etchings published by Thomas McLean.

Henry Thomas Alken (1785-1951), was the most famous member of the Alken family. He was a true master draftsman and as comfortable in the medium of oil and watercolor as he was engraving. His hunting and racing prints disseminated his work far and wide through the 1820s and 1830s making him a household name. Often humorous, his prints gently satirised the eccentricities of the upper classes at play. An avid sportsman himself, it is the character which shines through his paintings that is particularly charming.