"Dead Beat"  Ref: ROS-VE8038D
by William J Shayer Jnr

Print from an Engraving (Engraver: John Harris)

Medium: Aquatint

Plate Size: 14.25 x 19 in (36 x 48 cm)

Paper Size: 19.25 x 24 in (49 x 60 cm)
One of four, published by Rudolph and Arthur Ackermann, 191 Regent Street, on 1st March 1864. Hunting terminology is not always self-evident. 'Full Cry' obviously means hot pursuit; but 'Drawing Cover' refers to the hounds' casting about in undergrowth for the fox's scent; 'Gone Away' indicates that the fox is on the run; and 'Dead Beat' means that the hounds have failed to pick up a scent on a particular tract of country.

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