SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER

Sign up to receive regular updates, curated lists, catalogues, and information about fairs and events.

HOWITT, Samuel, after WILLIAMSON, Thomas.

Exhibition of a Battle Between a Buffalo and a Tiger.

Representation d'un Combat entre un Buffle et un Tigre.

Stock Code
67137
Thomas McLean, London, 1819
£450

For Oriental Field Sports, 'The most beautiful book on Indian sport in existence' (Schwerdt).

Captain Williamson was an extremely talented amateur artist who had built up a fine collection of sketches suitable for turning in to aquatint. He teamed up with Howett - a notable sportsman as well as an industrious engraver of animals to produce this magnificent work, widely considered to contain the finest images of field sports of the Orient. By their very nature aquatint books were always very expensive, but the British public had a great curiosity about India and Williamson's work helped satisfy this desire to know more about the customs of Britain's new addition to the empire.

ASK A QUESTION

Description

Aquatint engraving with original hand-colour.

Bibliography

Stock ID:67137

Buy another copy / Sell your copy

If you have a specific question about this book, please complete the form below.
For general enquires contact us
SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION

Contact us for more information

+44 (0)20 7493 0876