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Four (4) aquatint engravings depicting British and Indian hog hunters, after Captain John Platt (British, 1802 – 1857). Includes four scenes from Platt's "Hog Hunting" series, titled "The Find", "The Charge", "The Burst", and "The Tired Pig". Each engraving shows mounted English figures on horseback and Indian members of their hunting party, occasionally mounted on elephants. Names and official titles of the English figures are engraved to top and bottom margins. Published by Messrs Fores in London, engraved beneath titles. All housed under glass in matching black and gilt wood frames. Plates – 24 1/2" H x 31 3/4" W. Sights – 26 7/8" H x 34 1/4" W. Frames – 29 3/4" H x 37 1/4" W. English, circa 1840-1850. Note: During the 19th century, the hunting of wild game animals was a common English Colonial pastime, particularly in the Indian and African colonies. CONDITION: All prints overall very good condition. "The Charge" – Small speck of grime on underside of glass (less than 1/8" dia) of in lower left quadrant, next to hog leg. Minor scuffs to frame, largest 3/4".