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[Smythe, One Day from the Diary of a Stag, January 29, 1846, dedicated by permis

[Smythe, Edward Robert] Hanbury, David. One Day from the Diary of a Stag, January 29, 1846, dedicated by permission to the Countess of Stradbroke, by Mrs. David Hanbury. With Illustrations by Edward Robert Smyth: Plate I: "Stag Hunting in the Olden Time" / Plate II: "The Meet at Kesgrave" / Plate III: Wolsey's Gate" / Plate IV: "The Stag crossing the Orwell" / Plate V: "Bishops Hill" / Plate VI: "The Stag in Distress". London / Ipswich, Ackerman and Co. and F. Pawsey, [1847]. Oblong Folio. 7 pages with 6 original, handcoloured etchings. Later 19th century binding (half leather with gilt lettering on spine). With original, illustrated wrapper bound in the rear. The beautiful binding with only minor signs of wear. One of the plates with some stronger wear in the outer margins only. Very minor traces of foxing only. Excellent condition of this extremely rare sporting book. This the scarce coloured edition.

[Schwerdt I, p. 228: "A discussion between a young lady and her sporting lover on the cruelty of modern stag hunting; illustrated with attractive plates". / An entry in an auction catalogue of THE ANDERSON AUCTION COMPANY from 1909 reads: "A Sporting Book seldom offered for Sale"]

Edward Robert Smythe was one of the foremost painters of the Suffolk School. After early aspirations of a military life he became an artist, and worked in Ipswich alongside artists such as Robert Burrows, and his brother Thomas (1825-1906). In 1840 Smythe moved to Norwich, and is said to have worked with John Sell Cotman. He was undoubtedly influenced by several Norwich School artists, such as his friend Frederick Ladbrooke. His work attracted commissions from eminent patrons such as the Earl of Cardigan, and the Greene family.

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Hanbury, One Day from the Diary of a Stag

Hanbury, One Day from the Diary of a Stag

Hanbury, One Day from the Diary of a Stag
Hanbury, One Day from the Diary of a Stag
Hanbury, One Day from the Diary of a Stag
Hanbury, One Day from the Diary of a Stag
Hanbury, One Day from the Diary of a Stag
Hanbury, One Day from the Diary of a Stag
Hanbury, One Day from the Diary of a Stag
Hanbury, One Day from the Diary of a Stag
Hanbury, One Day from the Diary of a Stag

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