Hunting caricatures in colour


Eight Representations of Shooting

Publication: Cambridge, W.D. Jones, 1813.

FRANKLAND, Robert, Eight Representations of Shooting

Lovely humourous plates with original hand-colour, in a Sangorski binding.

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Complete example of these uncommon and lovely hand-coloured engraved plates depicting two gentlemen’s hunting misfortunes. These eight scenes, published without captions, were described in the Schwerdt collection as follows:

1: Grouse shooter and wounded dog: horseman bogged in distance.

2: Sportsman with gun following bird: dog worrying sheep.

3: Sportsman firing at hare; second sportsman wounded.

4: Sportsman watching dog pursuing hare; birds disappearing.

5: Sportsman raising right arm; dogs approaching wounded bird.

6: Sportsman whipping dog; second dog with bird in mouth; gun on ground.

7: Sportsman climbing hedge, second sportsman following with dog and pointing gun dangerously; birds disappearing.

8: Sportsman fallen, with broken gun; pheasant escaping.

All these amusing plates, with their soft hand-colour well preserved, indicate the publisher’s name and date “Aug. 1, 1813” at the bottom of each image.


Comte G. de la Ferté -Senectere (booklabel to upper pastedown).


Schwerdt I, p. 186.

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Physical Description

Small oblong folio (26 x 37.5 cm), engraved title, 8 hand-coloured engraved plates by Woodman and Turner after Frankland.


Later half red calf over red cloth by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, spine with two raised bands, lettered gilt.


A few very minor stains to boards; all leaves anciently and neatly window-mounted with paste paper, all framed with a double ink fillet, light foxing to endpapers, minor creases, a couple closed marginal tears, but overall in very good condition.

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