Monday, May 18, 2009

Sporting Sketches

The New York Public Library Digital Gallery website has provided this online copy of `Sporting sketches: consisting of subjects relating to sports...' a collection of 75 prints and drawings by the English painter and engraver Henry Thomas Alken that was originally issued in six parts dating from 1 February 1817 to 2 February 1818. Alken specialised in sporting subjects, working as an illustrator for sporting periodicals. Bibliographic information is provided by clicking on any of the 62 thumbnails of the hand-coloured lithographs, which make up this volume. This collection also includes a volume of 11 of Alken's original pencil and watercolour drawings of birds, horses, deer and other country scenes.
Link: http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/explore/dgexplore.cfm?topic=all&col_id=150
Access: Free