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A Sett of Prints of Hunting, Hawking, & Fishing, designed by Francis Barlow.

RA Collection: Book

Record number


Uniform Title

[Severall Wayes of Hunting, Hawking, & Fishing according to the English Manner]

Variant Title

Seuerall Wayes of Hunting
Set of Prints of Hunting


[London:]: Sold by H. Overton at the White Horse without Newgate., [Between 1704 and 1765]

Physical Description

T.pl., [12] pl. (numbered 1, 2, 1, 3, 4, 2, 3, 5, 4, 6, 5, 6); 244×325 mm.

Responsibility Note

The third ('1'), tenth ('6'), eleventh ('5') and twelfth ('6') plates are signed as designed by F. Barlow and engraved by W. Hollar.


E. Hodnett, Francis Barlow First Master of English Book Illustration (1978), p.104-6.

Summary Note

This appears to be a version of Severall Wayes of Hunting, Hawking, & Fishing according to the English Manner, published in 1671 (with plates drawn by Francis Barlow and etched by Wenceslaus Hollar; sold by John Overton). No publication-date is given on the present title-plate or any of the plates. The figures on the title-plate appear to be wearing 18th-century dress; but it appears that there were two Henry Overtons operating as print-sellers from 'the White Horse without Newgate' - the first from 1704 to 1751, and the second from 1753 to 1765.

The plates are captioned and show: [title-page] mounted huntsmen, dogs and stag at the kill; 1. 'Stagg Hunting'; 2. 'Coursing Fallow Deere'; 1. 'Hare Hunting'; 3. 'Fox Hunting'; 4. 'Otter Hunting'; 2. 'Cony Catching'; 3. 'Partridge Hawking'; 5. 'Hern Hawking'; 4. 'Feasant Hawking'; 6. 'Salmon Fishing'; 5. 'River Fishing'; 6. 'Angling'. Each plate (including the title-plate) also carries a short verse.

Barlow's original drawing for 'Hare Hunting' is conserved at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.


A microfilm of the 1671 version was published in 1981 (Ann Arbor: University Microfilms International).

Binding Note

19th-century half calf, brown cloth-covered boards; spine lettered 'Barlow's Hunting Designs' and 'R.A.'

Name as Subject


Hunting - Fishing - Animals - Great Britain - History - 17th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 17th century - 18th century


Francis Barlow, draughtsman
Wenceslaus Hollar, engraver
Henry Overton I, printseller
Henry Overton III, printseller