Bachelor’s Hall Plate V
by F. C. Turner
Print from an Engraving
Paper Size: 18 x 21 ins / 46 x 53 cm
Image Size: 14 x 16 ins / 34 x 40 cm
One of six plates, originally published in 1844. These photogravures were issued by J. McCormack, 147 Strand. The set reveals as much about the social aspects of the hunt as about the chase itself. Each plate bears a couple of verses complementing the scene depicted.
Plate Five describes the eventual capture and death of the fox,
“While the Squire on his gallant Grey leading the group
Gave the wild cheer of triumph, the thrilling ‘Whoo Whoop’! and all are exhorted to “drink to the joys of the next coming day”.
watermarks do not appear on prints