"The Melton Breakfast" Fox Hunt Antique Folio Engraving in Guilded Frame

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"The Melton Breakfast" Fox Hunt Antique Folio Engraving in Guilded Frame

650.00

Antique Folio engraving of "The Melton Breakfast" by Francis Grant. New gilded, wooden frame with museum glass professionally installed in the 1st week of October, 2018. Printmaker: Charles Lewis, Pub: Hodgson & Graves, Date: circa 1839 Inscribed: Artist, engraver and publisher identified within matrix, Sir Francis Grant, (January 1803 – 5 October 1878), was a Scottish portrait painter, who painted Queen Victoria and many distinguished British aristocratic and political figures of the day. He served as President of the Royal Academy. He acquired a reputation as a fine painter of "sporting" subjects, and in 1834 exhibited at the Royal Academy - a picture called Melton Breakfast (which was engraved by Charles G. Lewis). Grant acquired a reputation for painting Sporting subjects such as this famous annual Fox Hunt. The Painting was engraved by Charles Lewis. Originally exhibited in 1839 Royal academy. The Melton Breakfast depicts eleven distinguished British Gentalmen having their breakfast after the hunt in the home of Lord Alvanley Melton Mowbray. The men are identified by name at the bottom of the engraving. Originally published in London in 1839 by Hodgson & Graves. There is some foxing around the periphery of the print, but for the most part the subject matter is well in tact. This was discovered in a frame that was in disrepair and brought back to life to tell the story for another 200 years. Frame size 35.5" W X 26.5" H.

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