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Original drawings

Collection Data

Eleven original drawings in pencil and watercolor by Henry Aiken, chiefly of sporting scenes.
Alken, Henry Thomas, 1784-1851 (Artist)
Riviere & Son (Binder)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1820 - 1830 (Approximate)
Library locations
George Arents Collection
Shelf locator: Arents BIP (Alken, H.T. Original drawings) AL 84-110
Sports -- Great Britain
Sports in art
Biographical/historical: Henry Alken (1785-1851) was the best-known English sporting artist of his day. Noted for his graphic precision as a painter and printmaker, Alken was one member of an extended family of sporting artists; his father and his son, both named Samuel, also specialized in sporting subjects. Alken worked for sporting periodicals as an illustrator and provided plates for the volume National Sports of Great Britain (London, 1821), where he pictured hunting, coaching, racing and other animal subjects.
Physical Description
Extent: 11 drawings : pencil and water color on paper ; 15 x 11 cm.- 19 x 25 cm.
Matted (27 x 35 cm.) and bound by means of flanges in 1 V. (28 cm.).
Pencil works
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b10889343
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7a99f900-c627-012f-5f7e-58d385a7bc34
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