From early European hunting through to modern team games, and including individual sports, images of these passtimes are among the most popular types of antique prints
Many ball games, such as baseball and football, came into their own in the nineteenth century. These were often first depicted in print in illustrated newspapers, but also in fine separately issued prints
Field sports, such as hunting and fishing, were popular in Europe for centuries, but it was in the late nineteenth century that Americans turned most enthusiastically to these outdoor activities. As it was often the wealthy who participated in field sports, there are many prints of fishing and hunting of the best quality.