Lot 264

Slater (Joseph), after.

Archery at Blackheath, etching and engraving, scratched proof, “Joseph Slater delt.”, “J. Heath sculpt.” “Published March 2 1789 by the proprietor Joseph Slater No.11 Kennington Row, Lambeth”, 482 x 638 mm, good impression, scratched title very faint, extensive restoration in margins, with repaired tears at top and left edges encroaching upon image, small margins, trimmed within platemark at bottom.

*** See Goldman ‘Sporting Life’ number 3. The bowman has been tentatively identified as Thomas Waring, secretary to Sir Ashton Lever, the founder of the Royal Toxophilite Society, and the scene is said to take place at Blackheath. BM 1873,0111.50, titled ‘Archery at Blackheath’ in Heath Catalogue [1993 1789.5].

Estimate: £300-£400