TITLE: The Baron's Hall at Christmas
DATE: circa 1844 (undated)
ARTIST(S): "Drawn by H. Melville" (Henry Melville) "Engraved by E. Smith" (Edward Smith)
PUBLISHER/PRINTER: Fisher, Son & Co., London & Paris
SIZE: 10 3/8" x 7 7/8" (overall); 7 3/8" x 5 1/4" (image area)
GENRES/MOTIFS: Decorative, Domestic Interior, Historical, Eating/Drinking, British, English, Theme
SUBJECT: This Victorian, bookplate print depicts a 17th-Century, seasonal scene of a Yuletide celebration at a grand manor house. This steel engraving from a Henry Melville etching is a view of a baronial, banqueting hall from a high vantage point. There are bearded men in lace collars drinking at a dining table in the foreground, while other figures, in English Civil War-era period dress, are sitting in a huge inglenook fireplace behind, listening to a musician. To the right, a family is being greeted at the door, while festive greenery hangs from the ceiling.
CONDITION: It is in very good condition (complete w/ tissue guard) with little of the attendant signs of age and wear (i.e. minimal, faint foxing) and is eminently suitable for matting and framing.
Items Of Interest: Ephemera; Vintage Paper Collectables; Old Advertising; Antique Prints; etc.
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