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Print - The Fox The Heron And The Eel

The Fox The Heron And The Eel

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    30/06/1813 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Howitt, Samuel (etcher)
    Wheble, J. (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching print on paper

  • Museum number:

    29638:258

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case Z, shelf 2, box B

Physical description

A fox attacking and biting the neck of a heron which has the tail of an eel sticking out of its open beak. To the left of the image, a hunter wearing a hat is taking aim at this scene with his rifle.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

30/06/1813 (published)

Artist/maker

Howitt, Samuel (etcher)
Wheble, J. (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Etching print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'THE FOX THE HERON AND THE EEL.'
Title, central below image.

'Published June 30th . 1813, by J. Wheble, 18, Warwick Square, London.'
Central below title.

'Howitt'
Bottom-right corner of image.

Dimensions

Height: 13.9 cm sheet, Width: 22.6 cm sheet, Height: 12.6 cm plate impression, Width: 19 cm plate impression

Descriptive line

'The Fox The Heron And The Eel'. A fox attacking a heron which has the tail of an eel sticking out of its open beak. Etching print on paper. Etched by Samuel Howitt. Published by J. Wheble, London, 1813.

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Etching (printing process)

Subjects depicted

Eel; Hunter; Grasses; Hunting; Gun; Heron; Fox; Hunting

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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