5 October 1999
Captain Thomas Williamson (1790-1815)
and Samuel Howitt (1756-1822)
A collection of prints from Oriental Field Sports (Abbey 427, no.s 1-41, lacking no.28, plate XXX)
40 hand-coloured aquatints by H.Merke after Howitt and Williamson, [June 1805-January 1807] from Oriental Field Sports, framed and glazed, unexamined out of frames, in fine condition
I.390 x 490mm.
Howitt described these images as being, 'a complete, detailed and accurate description of the Wild Sports of the East'.
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Please note that the estimate for this lot should read 7,000-10,000 and not 4,000-6,000 as stated in the catalogue. The set comprises 39 prints (lacking plates XXVIII and XXX).
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