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).
Decorative and dangerous, the most impressive group of courtly quality weapons to come to auction in well over a generation
This month, Christie’s offers one of the American artist’s large-scale works. In October, she will tackle the monumental proportions of Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall