An Almanac of Twelve Sports (Hunting)
William Nicholson (English, 1872–1949)
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.)
Medium or Technique
Woodcut, color printing and hand coloring
Not On View
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)
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!
l.l. (in ink), "W. Nicholson"
PDP Register entry: Date acquired, 6/1/1912 [exact to month]
Gift of Francis Bullard