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Sporting Sketches by Henry Thomas Alken

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What is the British sporting life all about? This fine query can be answered in part by these remarkable illustrations crafted by Henry Alken during the early 19th century. Alken was a English sporting artist and he was one of the most popular of his time, known throughout the land as a chronicler of horse racing and much more. He learned at the side of his father, another regarded artist, who also specialized in sporting subjects. This collection contains 74 images, including some lovely renderings of partridges in a field, several steeplechase races, and hunters' life. Visitors can look through thumbnail images to get acclimated to the works or are welcome to check out related resources from around the web.
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