prints by HNH (?)

perhaps H.Noel Humphries

There is a popular tradition in Western Art of depicting the behaviour and foibles of human beings by giving the main characters in a composition human bodies but also telling aspects of animals and birds. Celebrated bodies of work by Goya and Thomas Landseer say attest to this.

Here is a series of prints commercially available at one shilling plain and one shilling and six pence coloured. The lithographs are signed by one "HNH" are dated 1829 and printed by K.Spencer for the print dealer Engelmann.