An Almanac of Twelve Sports (Hunting)

1897
William Nicholson (English, 1872–1949)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kleinstück 040

Dimensions

Sheet: 41.5 x 34.5 cm (16 5/16 x 13 9/16 in.) Image: 19.9 x 20 cm (7 13/16 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

M22343.1

Medium or Technique

Woodcut, color printing and hand coloring

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Entry for January in “An Almanac of Twelve Sports By William Nicholson with words by Rudyard Kipling”, New York: R. H. Russell, 1898 (MFA Library rare book collection, *934 .735 .67 .1)

Accompanying text:

Hunting.

Certes it is a noble sport
And men have quitted selle and swum for’t,
But I am of a meeker sort
And I prefer Surtees in comfort.
Reach down my “Handley Cross” again,
My run, where never danger lurks, is
With Jorrocks and his deathless train –
Pigg, Binjimin and Arterxerxes!
 —

Signed

l.l. (in ink), "W. Nicholson"

Provenance

PDP Register entry: Date acquired, 6/1/1912 [exact to month]

Credit Line

Gift of Francis Bullard