After George Finch Mason – A Set of Four Aquatints – \\\’The Billiard Stakes\\\’
From original drawings by Finch Mason , Published March 20th 1894 by Messrs Fores, 41 Picadilly, London. Original Frames – Set of Four known as \\\’The Billiard Stakes\\\’ – 1. A cannon of the Red 2. Green on Yellow, Reds your player 3. Taking the Pool 4. The Striker don\\\’t win a Pony.
George Finch Mason (1850-1915) was a sporting artist, author and illustrator, specialising in humorous studies and caricatures. His father was a schoolmaster at Eton and he was educated there in 1860-64. He contributed to several books including Humours of the Hunting Field (1886), Flowers of the Hunt (1889), The White Hart and other Stories (1891), The Run of the Season (1902), and Heroes and Heroines of the Grand National (1907 and 1911). He was a frequent contributor to many sporting publications of the time and was ‘Uncle Toby’ of The Sporting Times. He also worked for Punch
56 cms x 44 cms in Frame