This is a fine quality antique English set of four hand coloured shooting prints, circa 1890, engraved by Thomas Sutherland and published by Rudolph Ackermann of 191 Regent Street, London. The set of prints depicts four shooting Regency scenes – pheasant, partridge, grouse and wild duck, in excellent condition.
• Item: Four hand coloured shooting prints
• Artist: Thomas Sutherland (1785-1838)
• Publisher: Rudolph Ackermann (1764-1834)
• Medium: Hand Painted Lithograph
• Circa: 1890
• Period: Victorian
• Provenance: England, UK
• Royal Academy Artist
• Four shooting scenes
• Pheasant shooting
• Partridge shooting
• Grouse shooting
• Wild duck shooting
• Extremely well painted
• Soft mellor colours
• Pleasing subjects
• Ebony & gilt dentil frames
• Excellent condition
• Frame Height = 44cm / 17⅜”/ 1ft 5⅜”
• Frame Width = 88cm / 34⅝” / 1ft 1⅝”
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• 14-day free UK returns policy
This is a fine quality antique English set of four hand coloured shooting prints, circa 1890, engraved by Thomas Sutherland and published by Rudolph Ackermann of 191 Regent Street, London. We believe they were painted by Schneeburg, who was an American working for the Ackerman company in 1890’s (he died around 1920). The set of prints depicts four shooting Regency scenes – pheasant, partridge, grouse and wild duck, in excellent condition. The Regency themed shooting prints have the skill to draw you in with its range of rustic / pastel colour hues and textures, depicting four different quintessential English shooting scenes. The shooting prints display pleasing soft mellow colours. The prints are each stamped with the specific shooting scene and details of the publisher at the bottom of each print. The mounts have been replaced and the frames re-framed in ebony colour and gilt dentil detail in 1969.
This set of four hand coloured shooting prints would look superb in a variety of rooms, including the hallway, living or dining room. As they are narrow wide prints, they would fit well in either small or large room. These shooting prints would certainly grace any home and are a great investment as they are attractive and of fine quality. So, don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely picture.
This is a fine quality antique English set of four hand coloured shooting prints, circa 1890, engraved by Thomas Sutherland and published by Rudolph Ackermann of 191 Regent Street, London. The set of prints depicts four shooting Regency scenes – pheasant, partridge, grouse and wild duck, in excellent condition. The prints and are in excellent original condition – the colours are mellow but strong, and there is no sign of fading or crazing to the pictures. The mounts have been replaced and the frames re-framed in ebony colour and gilt dentil detail in 1969. Nominal old age marks to the leading edges of the gilt frame, but nothing significant, considering the age of the item. This set of four hand coloured shooting prints are ready to hang.
Thomas Sutherland (1785-1838) – Biography:
Thomas Sutherland was a prominent aquatint engraver who specialised in sporting, coaching, naval and military subjects, as well as topographical views. His engravings were generally made after the designs of contemporary artists. His best-known works are some of the 105 illustrations to Rudolf Ackermann’s ‘The Microcosm of London’ (completed in three volumes in 1810). Sutherland also produced a series of prints based on the Peninsular Battles of 1808 to 1814. He lived and worked in London.
Rudolph Ackermann (1764-1834) – Biography:
Mr. Ackermann’s shop in the Strand was the famous Repository of Arts, a print and picture emporium founded in 1796 by Rudolph Ackermann (1764-1834). Ackermann was born in Saxony and apprenticed to his father as a coach-builder. He designed coaches and carriages, working for famous Paris carriage maker Antoine Carassi before moving to London about 1784. He continued to make designs for British coach-builders and probably in the process became interested in the making of prints (for the coach designs). In 1795 he married and set up a print shop at 96 Strand and a year later took over a drawing school previously established by William Shipley (which lasted until 1806) at 101 Strand. Thus began the Ackermann print business which lasted over two hundred years. (As an interesting side note, in 1817 Rudolph Ackerman took out the British patent for German coach-builder Georg Lankenspergerâ’s steering system design. This system became known as the Ackermann system, though Rudolph had nothing to do with its design other than to get the patent).
In 1797, Ackermann moved his shop to the premises at 101 Strand, which he named as ‘The Repository of Arts” the following year. In 1827, Ackermann moved to 96 Strand, in this shop he sold not only prints and illustrated books, but also paper, art supplies (some manufactured by Ackermann himself), old master paintings, miniatures, and many other decorative items.
Besides his plate books, Ackermann was best known for the periodical he started in 1809, The Repository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashion and Politics. This monthly magazine, which lasted until 1828, included articles and illustrations of all sorts, especially on fashion, social and literary news. Fashion plates were included in every issue, and some also included patterns and fabric samples. The magazine became eagerly anticipated by society women and had a huge influence on the fashion of the day. By the end of its run, Ackermann had published almost 1,500 hand-coloured plates in the Repository, and there is no better visual source as to the nature of Regency society than these wonderful prints.
In addition to books, Ackermann published decorative hand-coloured prints, including many political and social caricatures by and after Thomas Rowlandson. In 1818, Ackermann travelled to Germany to meet Alois Senefelder, the inventor of lithography, the following year published an English translation of Senefelder’s treatise and so introducing the process to the Britain. Ackermann’s business kept growing, by the late 1820 opening outlets in Central and South America. Ackermann’s descendants stayed in the print business until the late twentieth century when the firm was finally closed after about two centuries of print making and selling.
Frame Height = 44cm / 17⅜”/ 1ft 5⅜”
Frame Width = 88cm / 34⅝” / 1ft 1⅝”
Frame Depth = 2cm / ¾”
Picture Height = 27cm / 10⅝”
Picture Width = 71cm / 28” / 2ft 4”
The price for the set of four prints is £1,450 including free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland* and free 14-day returns.
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