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PROPERTY FROM THE SPORTING AND TRAVEL LIBRARY OF ARNOLD "JAKE" JOHNSON

[India — Aquatints] — Captain John Platt
'HOG HUNTING'. LONDON: FORES, [CA. 1850]
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 9,375 USD
JUMP TO LOT
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PROPERTY FROM THE SPORTING AND TRAVEL LIBRARY OF ARNOLD "JAKE" JOHNSON

[India — Aquatints] — Captain John Platt
'HOG HUNTING'. LONDON: FORES, [CA. 1850]
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 9,375 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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[India — Aquatints] — Captain John Platt
'HOG HUNTING'. LONDON: FORES, [CA. 1850]
Four aquatints (print size approximately: 24 x 32 in.; 622 x 813mm), after Captain John Platt, finished by hand; one or two stray spots, not affecting images, neatly repaired closed marginal tears to "The Find" and "The Burst". Each handsomely framed and glazed (32 3/8 x 39 in.; 823 x 990 mm). Not examined out of frames. 
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Literature

Schwerdt III:122; Silterzer 335; Snelgrove 130

Catalogue Note

Four fine aquatints—"The Find", "The Burst", "The Charge", and "The Tired Pig"—representing some of the most superior images of English sportsmen in India 

In the 19th century, hog hunting was a favorite pastime for sporting Englishmen in the colonies. Though big game hunting was often the ultimate aim, hog hunting was one of the most dangerous of colonial sports. The hog's ferocity and agility challenged the huntsman's equestrian abilities, and the suite of images present here wonderfully depicts the excitement inherent in the pursuit. Platt was a captain of the Native Infantry in India at the time he painted this set, collectively titled Hog Hunting

Rare individually, and extremely scarce as a complete set.

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