A group of six color aquatint etchings, from the series The Express Extraordinary (1839) drawn after C. B. Newhouse and engraved by Chas. Hunt depicting scenes in the life of an express rider. Each plate comes in original mat. Published in London, March 21, 1839, by G. S. Tregear and entitled as follows:
1. The Express at the Inn and Postilion (Bright moonlight night). 2. The Express at the Toll Gate (Frosty night). 3. The Express at Kingswell (Blinding snow-storm). 4. The Express Accross Country (Hail and sleet). 5. The Express in a Snow Drift. 6. The Express at King's Arms (the arrival in time).
A similar set was described in a 1922 Anderson Galleries NY catalog as: "Exceedingly rare. One of the most unusual and beautiful series of color prints."
In very good used condition with toning as shown. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: Plate: 11 1/4 by 16 1/4", Mats: 24 3/4" by 20".