Here is a great Antique Engraving of Prince Albert of England by Henry Sadd for your buying consideration. Would make a great gift for a special occasion, or keep it for yourself!
This Antique Engraving was done by Henry Sadd of New York in 1847. The Engraving is titled. "His Royal Highness Prince Albert " in Block Capital letters below the engraving. At the bottom, it should say, "Published at the Albion Office New York in 1847", but hidden by the matting. The Engraving is based upon a painting done by John Lucas. See story below.
Just a beautiful engraving of Prince Albert in his royal red cape, holding a septar, plumed feather hat in hand, standing on steps, with an attendant holding his horse in the background. The colors and detailing in the piece are still very vivid. Nice remarque of a crown on a pillow at the bottom middle of the engraving. The engraving has not been examined out of the frame.
We see some minor foxing or brown spotting going on within the engraving. No watermarks, tears, or repairs that we observe. There is a crack to the wood frame in the left top joint on the front. Does not affect the structural integrity of the frame.
Beautiful wood frame here. The wood frame has a gold gilt finish to it on the front. Unfinished wood on the sides. Doweled together frame. Newer backing paper on the piece and the hanging wire is in place.
Nice white matting around the engraving. The glass over the engraving is intact, no cracking or blistering. And this is old glass, you can see the waviness and bubbles from when originally made.
The Framed Henry Sadd Engraving of His Royal Highness Prince Albert is 40-1/8" tall, by 30.5" across, by 2.75" wide. The Engraving showing thru the frame is 30.5" tall by 19-11/16" across. Let us know if you have any questions or need additional pictures. Don’t be shy to make an offer, we are always open to reasonable suggestions.
Some brief information about The Painter the Engraving is based upon from the internet;
John Lucas (painter)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
John Lucas (1807–1874) was an English portrait painter.
Born in London on 4 July 1807, he was son of William Lucas, from a King's Lynn family, originally in the Royal Navy, then a writer and journalist; his mother was a Miss Callcott. He was apprenticed to Samuel William Reynolds, the mezzotint engraver, where Samuel Cousins was his fellow-pupil. At the end of his apprenticeship he set up as a portrait-painter.
Lucas was a member of the Clipstone Street academy, where he worked with William Etty and other artists. One of his earliest patrons and sitters was Henry Milton, who introduced him to Mary Russell Mitford, whose portrait he painted, and exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1829. He then substituted a portrait of her father. A further portrait of her, he kept in his studio, and it was purchased after his death for the National Portrait Gallery.
One of the fashionable portrait-painters of his time, Lucas had a successful career. He died at his residence in St John's Wood, London, on 30 April 1874. Works in his possession at his death went to auction by Messrs. Christie, Manson, & Wood's, on 25 February 1875.
Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Duchess of Kent, 1841 portrait by John Lucas
Lucas exhibited 96 portraits at the Royal Academy, 13 at the British Institution, and eight at the Suffolk Street Gallery, between 1828 and his death. Those sat who sat for him included Queen Adelaide, Albert, Prince Consort(four times), the Princess Royal, the Duke of Wellington (eight times), Lord and Lady Palmerston, William Ewart Gladstone, Lord and Lady Mahon, and many court beauties. He contributed to Sir Robert Peel's gallery of contemporary portraits.
Conference of Engineers at the Menai Straits Preparatory to Floating one of the Tubes of the Britannia Bridge, 1868 engraving by James Scott, after John Lucas, portrait group of Robert Stephenson, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and other engineers, consulting over the Menai Bridge
Many of Lucas's portraits were engraved, some, like that of Nicholas Conyngham Tindal, by himself in mezzotint. He also engraved a few portraits after Sir Thomas Lawrence, including one of the Queen of Portugal.
Lucas married early in life Miss Milborough Morgan, and left three sons and two daughters. The eldest son, John Templeton Lucas (1836–1880), was an artist; William Lucas became a water-colour painter; and Arthur Lucas became an art publisher in New Bond Street, London. John Seymour Lucas was a nephew and pupil.
Some brief information about The Engraving's Artist from the internet;
Henry Sadd was born in London and exhibited engravings there before emigrating to the USA some time around 1840. He spent the 1840s in New York and exhibited at the National Academy. In America he engraved a portrait of Benjamin Franklin and a scene of George Washington delivering his inaugural address. He arrived in Australia in 1853 and worked in Sydney and Melbourne, publishing in the Examiner and Melbourne Weekly News and the Illustrated Australian News, for which he made portrait engravings on wood. He exhibited his work at the Victorian Exhibition of Art in 1856, and with the Victorian Society of Fine Arts in 1857. Many of his portraits were derived from photographs. Having become renowned for the delicacy of his mezzotint technique, Sadd was severely injured in 1875 when an unfinished building collapsed onto a printery in which he was working. Nonetheless, he continued to exhibit his mezzotint portraits into the 1880s, when accelerating developments in photography rendered his printing methods obsolete. He died in St Kilda, forty years after his arrival in the colonies.
Make sure that this item meets your needs and requirements before deciding to acquire it. The item can be returned, there is a 10% restocking fee to do so. So, please carefully review all the attached pictures, ask all the questions you have, come see in person or send a friend to see the item on your behalf, prior to deciding to acquire it.
The pictures provided both complement and supplement the listing description, so please look at them very closely as well. With old items, there is no way one can capture all the little imperfections in words, so the two media are meant to be the full description.
We also have another of Henry Sadd Engraving entitled, "Her Majesty Queen Victoria", rendering from his series of famous and royalty people engravings that will be for sale separately in our store and framed in the same manner as this one. The item ID for the other print is L16002. Just put that number into the search line and the other engraving will be viewable.
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