The Slip

(dogs head set back)

Reference Number:- Sprake Number:- Godden Number:-
st 537 STG163 59
 

Image of man releasing two dogs so they can chase a hare, and various onlookers. One dog's head is set back.

Words:
Woven on silk:-
 

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

The Slip.

Size:
Card-mount:
cm deep by cm wide

silk:
cm high by cm wide

Comments:
by Austin Sprake:
The first coursing picture showing two dogs having just been released by the slipper, while the judge, mounted, is about to set off to award the first point to whichever dog follows the hare's track more accurately.

by Geoffrey Godden:
This landscape-view Stevengraph is the pair to THE FIRST POINT [st204]. The title was first included on back-label 15 or 16, introduced in the summer of 1880. But as the subject was apparently not popular, the title was discontinued after label 21+31+2 of 1887 - although the companion picture THE FIRST POINT was listed up to label 23+34.
THE SLIP is found affixed to type B card-mounts; and although late examples might occur on type C mounts, the subject is comparatively rare.

Other comments:
There are two versions of this picture.
In the version above, the head of one of the dogs is set back at an angle.
In the alternative version, {recorded as st536}, the two chasing dogs have their heads close together.
 

 



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