P.C. Canot after James Seymour. “Brushing into Cover.” London: Robert Sayer, ca. 1750. 11 1/2 x 17 5/8. Engraving by P.C. Canot. Excellent condition.
James Seymour (1702-1752) was one of the best sporting artists from the first half of the eighteenth century. Much of his work was made for or turned into prints with such various subjects as fox hunting, bird hunting, racing, and other similar sports. This print is one of his rarest, a lovely scene of fox hunting engraved after a painting owned by a Mr. Ballard. The print was engraved by P.C. Canot and published by Robert Sayer, both important figures in the world of prints in eighteenth century England. The impression is excellent, as is the condition, making this rare image a real gem from this early period of sporting prints.