London. Tinted lithograph. Image measures 12.5" x 16.75"
In this print, a young and old fallow buck lay in a grassy field, with the young buck, distinguishable by his spots, resting his head on the stomach of the older deer. Fallow deer are native to Europe, and the sight is one that would not have been uncommon in the countryside of England, where the print was likely published circa 1840. The deer's antlers and fur have been rendered with exquisite detail that differentiates between their two very different materials. The print is in good condition with minor stains. Wear to the margins not affecting the image.