1977.0213 Print, view 1
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Print (Line etching)

  • Title:

    THE CHAISE MATCH,... | LA COURSE DE CHASE,...

  • Category:

    Prints and Maps

  • Creator (Role):

    James Seymour (Draftsman)

    Robert Sayer (Publisher)

  • Place of Origin:

    London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

  • Materials:

    Ink; Watercolor; Paper (wove)

  • Techniques:

    Line Etched with burin work, Hand colored

  • Museum Object Number:

    1977.0213


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Object Number

1977.0213

Object Name

Print (Line etching)

Title

THE CHAISE MATCH,... | LA COURSE DE CHASE,...

Category

Prints and Maps

Credit Line/Donor

Museum purchase with funds provided by the Charles E. Merrill Trust for the Purchase of English Objects

Creator (Role)

James Seymour (Draftsman)
1702-1752

Robert Sayer (Publisher)
1725-02//1794
Sayer became active as a printseller as early as the late 1740s. He built up his stock of copper plates by taking over others’ inventories, first Philip Overton, then James McArdell when he died in 1765. He worked in partnership with John Bennett from around 1774 to 1785, then operated alone again through 1793. When he died in February 1794, the firm (along with Sayer’s stock of plates) were taken over by another London print firm, Laurie & Whittle.

Place of Origin

London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Inscription; Lower left in text; ...from an Original Drawing by M.\r Seymour.
2. Inscription; Bottom center; LONDON. Printed for Rob.\t Sayer, N.\o 53, Fleet Street.

Subjects

Sporting pictures

Materials

Ink; Watercolor; Paper (wove)

Techniques

Line Etched with burin work, Hand colored

Construction Description

Chemical analysis of the rag paper revealed that the linen and cotton fibers are sized with a mixture containing aluminum rosin, a process that fixes its date of manufacture to after 1830. In addition, the watercolor is of a transparent quality popular at the end of the eiighteenth century and throughout the nineteenth centuries.

Dimensions (inches)

19.1 (H) , 23.6 (W) , 13 (Image H) , 17.6 (Image W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

48.5 (H) , 59.9 (W) , 13 (Image H) , 17.6 (Image W)

Measurement Notes

H at center. W near top. Plate H: 13.5 in. (34.4 cm). Plate W: 18.6 in. (47.2 cm).

State

Restrike

Watermark

Bottom right: "W KING/ ALTON MILL"

Coloring

Hand colored with watercolors

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Fowble, E. McSherry. 1987 Two Centuries of Prints in America, 1680-1880 : A Selective Catalogue of the Winterthur Museum Collection.
Published: no. 126, pp. 196-97.