C1797

Cock Pit Royal. 1796.

Artist:

Samuel Howitt (1756 - 1822)

The Royal Cock Pit was located in Dartmouth Street near Whitehall and was the haunt of men form all social classes from the 17th century until its final demolition in 1816. The engraving depicts a cock fight which is lit … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Cock Pit Royal. 1796.

Date:

C1797

Artist:

Samuel Howitt (1756 - 1822)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving hand coloured

Image Size: 

157mm 
x 95mm
AUTHENTICITY
Cock Pit Royal. 1796. - Antique Print from 1797

Genuine antique
dated:

1797

Description:

The Royal Cock Pit was located in Dartmouth Street near Whitehall and was the haunt of men form all social classes from the 17th century until its final demolition in 1816. The engraving depicts a cock fight which is lit up by a lowered candelabra.

From the original edition of the Sport Magazine .

Biography:

Samuel Howitt (1756-1822)

Howitt was from a Nottinghamshire family of squires, Howitt became a professional artist specialising in sporting subjects. He worked as a drawing master in Ealing and then in 1783 he exhibited for the first time at the Incorporated Society of Artists. He married Thomas Rowlandson’s sister.

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