Westminister Cock Pit in 1830

Henry Thomas Alken, English, 1785 - 1851


about 1830

Hand colored engraving and aquatint on paper

Image: 9 11/16 × 10 13/16 in. (24.6 × 27.5 cm)

Sheet: 12 1/16 × 14 3/4 in. (30.6 × 37.5 cm)

Plate: 12 13/16 in. (32.6 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Bequest of Willis E.B. Earle, Class of 1889



Place Made: England, United Kingdom, Europe


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, in plate, lower left margin: Drawn by H.y [in superscript] ALKEN; inscribed, in plate, lower left margin: Proof; titled, in plate, lower center margin: WESTMINSTER COCK PIT IN 1830.; reverse, inscribed, in graphite, center right: Stock / 14 x 16 / 1 " [indistinct]; reverse, inscribed, in graphite, center left: English 19th [in superscript] century; reverse, inscribed, in graphite, lower left: ALKEN, Henry / aquatint; reverse, stamped, in blue ink, lower left: DARTMOUTH COLLEGE / DEPT. OF ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY; printed, on sticker, lower left: From the Etsate of Willis/ E.B. Earle, Dartmouth '89 / Acquired Sept. 1944; inscribed, in graphite, lower left: "WESTMINSTER COCK PIT IN 1830"


Willis E. B. Earl (1863-1944, Class of 1889), Thetford, Vermont; given to present collection, 1944.

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