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Sale 2512 Lot 367
HAVELL, ROBERT; after ALKEN, HENRY. [Mail Coaches in Snowstorms]. 6 color-tinted aquatint plates finished by hand on wove paper, 3 of which bear a "JWhatman/1836" watermark. Each approximately 13 1/2x19 1/2 inches sheet size, wide margins with untrimmed deckle edges; various toning. Attractively matted and framed. London: R. Havell, 1837
Estimate $1,500 - 2,500
Rare complete set of six plates by Havell after paintings by Henry Alken depicting English mail coaches hopelessly struggling against the perilous snowy conditions: The Brighton Mail on Sunday Decr. 25th, 1836 * The Birmingham Mail Near Aylesbury, the Guard Banbury Proceeding with the Bags * The Devonport Mail Near Amesbury, Going Post Through an Avalanche of Snow * The Bruce Passing the Peveril Coach and Manchester Mail * The Liverpool Mail Near St. Albans * The Holyhead and Chester Mails, at Hockley Hill Near Dunstable. Slater, Illustrated Sporting Books page 159.Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $1,000