Mr Briggs - a Coloured Engraving by John Leech - Framed

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A coloured engraving, by John Leech, from series, “Mr Briggs’s Pleasures of Hunting”. Titled: "Mr Briggs has another glorious day with the hounds, and gets the brush (for which he pays half-a-sovereign - only don't tell anybody)".

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Dimensions:

W-33.5 H-24.5 (cm)

Item Reference:

59029-864-2Tip! This item's Ref-Code breaks down thus...
Item Ref Code: 59029-864-2
Item No. 59029 - Dealer No. 864 - Building No. 2

Description

This is a charming coloured engraving of a hunting scene titled, ""Mr Briggs has another glorious day with the hounds, and gets the brush (for which he pays half-a-sovereign - only don't tell anybody)"

It is by John Leech, and from a series titled, “Mr Briggs’s Pleasures of Hunting”. Published in 1850, it was a sub-series of “John Leech’s Pictures of Life & Character” and appeared in the “Punch” Magazine.

John Leech (29 Aug 1817 - 29 Oct 1864) was an English caricaturist and illustrator. In 1840 he began his contributions to magazines and in the 1850s came numerous etchings of sporting scenes.

He is best known for his work for “Punch”, a humorous magazine for a broad middle-class audience, combining verbal and graphic political satire with light social comedy. It was in 1841 that Leech's connection with “Punch” began, and this was a connection which continued until his death. In addition to his work for the weekly issue of “Punch”, Leech contributed largely to the “Punch” almanacs and pocket-books, from “Once a Week” between 1859 and 1862, to the “Illustrated London News”, where some of his largest and best sporting scenes appeared, and to innumerable novels and miscellaneous volumes.

In 1862, Leech had a very successful exhibition of some of the most remarkable of his “Punch” drawings which proved to be particularly popular with the public. These were enlarged by a mechanical process, and coloured in oils by the artist himself, with the assistance and under the direction of his friend John Everett Millais. Millais had earlier painted a portrait of a child reading Leech's comic book Mr Briggs' Sporting Tour.

Dimensions of the framed engraving are:

33.5 cm x 24.5 cm

Specifications

Item Reference
59029-864-2
Dimensions
Height: 24.5 cm
Width: 33.5 cm
Era
Victorian
Period
1837 - 1901, C19th (Victorian)
Country of Origin
England
Condition
Good

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