This original colored engraving is Plate 3 from the book "Specimens of Riding" published by Thos. McLean London in 1821. The title is "The Pleasure of Riding in Company". Henry Alken was a leading sporting artist who depicted the comic side of riding horses. He was a painter and engraver, son of artist Samuel Alken. His work has graphic precision. He is known for his animal subjects. The total size of the framed print is 10 3/8" x 14 3/8". It has an early wood frame and glass. The backing is wood. I have taken it apart to clean. This print has been adhered to an art board at some time. I assume this is acid free for the print has not darkened as much as the others of this set. There is a label on the wooden backing of a Fine Art Dealer and Printseller, Doic, Wilson, & Wheatley, Edinburgh. The plate mark is quite prevalent. There is light darkening and foxing. The engraving is marked Pl. 3 "The Pleasure of Riding in Company One Would Stop If the Other Could" London Published by Thos. McLean Hay Market 1821 H. Alken. I have five more of these prints which I will be listing separately. All are framed in a similar fashion.
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