Spaniel Dog Hunting Pheasant -Original early 19th-century overpainted lithograph

An original early 19th-century overpainted lithograph, Spaniel Dog Hunting Pheasant .

A delightful lithograph print, with hand coloured overpainting and graphite additions, of a spaniel dog posing near a lake with a pheasant in his mouth. The estate to the upper right bears some similarity to the grounds at Lyme Park in Cheshire. On card.

Unsigned. Trimmed to the image.
Minor foxing and light overall age toning as shown. Some loss to the upper paper layer in the upper right and left corners as shown. Glue and paper remnants in all four corners verso, due to previous historical mounting. Otherwise, in good condition.
13.7cm x 18cm.

This is one of a group of Victorian overpainted prints that we have for sale. The art of hand-colouring prints is a little-studied but distinct discipline, requiring skill and flair to be done successfully. Typically executed in watercolour or gouache, hand-colouring increases the impact of a black-and-white image, and can transform a print into something unique and personal. The painting of these prints is more extensive, detailed and vibrant than typical hand-colouring, meaning that, whilst originating as mezzotints or lithographs, many of these pictures appear almost as paintings in their own right.

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Product code: JH-850

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