THE MEET

(horse's front legs together)

Reference Number:- Sprake Number:- Godden Number:-
st 428 STG165 43
 

Fox hunters collecting with horses and hounds, waiting for the off
{note the legs of the horse, front left, are together}

Words:
Woven on silk:-
 

Printed at bottom of card mount:-
 
WOVEN IN SILK BY THOMAS STEVENS, INVENTOR AND MANUFACTURER, COVENTRY AND LONDON. (REGISTERED)

The Meet.

Size:
Card-mount:
12.4 cm deep by 19.0 cm wide

silk:
5.0 cm high by 15.2 cm wide

Comments:
by Austin Sprake:
Depicts the huntsmen and hounds meeting before the hunt.

by Geoffrey Godden:
This landscape view is the first of a set of three fox-hunting scenes (the others being FULL CRY [st 248 on this site] and THE DEATH [st 116]). THE MEET was registered on 26 January 1880, and the title - first listed on label 10 - was subsequently included on all labels into the twentieth century.
This subject is therefore found on type B card-mounts (including B1 - with the diamond-shaped registration mark impressed in the top right-hand corner of the card-mount) and on later types C and E. But the earlier type B mounts [as the image above] are those most often met with.

Other comments:
This design was registered on 26th January 1880.

In the image above, the horse on the front row, with the rider in the red jacket, is interesting. This is of the TYPE B mount (of 1879 to 1886), and as can be seen the horse's front legs are side by side, giving the impression of only one leg.
Listed as st 429 on this site, is an image of the later TYPE B2 version of the silk (of circa 1881).
As can be seen on that image, this same horse's front left leg has been moved back to display two distinct front legs. The image of st 429 is of the improved silk, and is the usual silk found in all other mounts.



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a new image added 12 May 2013
and additional comments added on 12 May 2013. New improved image added 5 January 2018 © Peter Daws
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