Darley became famous for his "western" and "indian" sketches / prints.
He excelled in art with animals...due in part to his study in the pastures of New York, Pennsylvania, and his home in Claymont, DE.
Here, note the "correct" stance of the colt and mother. He also excelled in detail of his subjects; using a magnifying glass, you find that the guide is toothless. He was also one of the few artists/illustrators who usually insisted on working WITH the engraver...often visiting and watching along side.
We found sketches (proofs) where he had penciled-in to the engraver, "made this darker...shade this more...etc." Therefore, while the engraver was to be greatly credited for the final "print", Darley's "touch" continued to be VERY evident in them.// Ray Hester.
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