Here is a great Antique Engraving of Queen Victoria 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. "Her Majesty Queen Victoria " in Block Capital letters below the engraving. At the bottom, it says, "Published at the Albion Office New York in 1847". The Engraving is based upon a painting done by A E Chalon in 1837. See story below.
Just a beautiful engraving of Victoria in her royal red cape, crown in place, standing on stairs with roses at her feet, and a lion marble figure to her left. The colors and detailing in the piece are still very vivid. Nice remarque of a crown and septar at the bottom middle of the engraving.
We see some minor foxing or brown spotting going on within the engraving. No watermarks, tears, or repairs except what noted here. A couple of minor tears, on on the right side that comes in about 1.25", does not get to her cape on top of the marble lion. Another tear or more likely a wrinkling of the engraving emanating from the bottom of the engraving and coming up about 4" to the right of her cape that is laying on the steps. There is a pinkish mark on the left side of her face, appears to be a part of the original engraving.
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.
The glass 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 And this is old glass, you can see the waviness and bubbles from when originally made.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 Her Majesty Queen Victoria 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;
Alfred Edward Chalon
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Chalon's portrait of Queen Victoria
Alfred Edward Chalon RA (15 February 1780 – 3 October 1860) was a Swiss portrait painter. He lived in London where he was noticed by Queen Victoria.
Alfred Chalon was born in Geneva from a father who soon was hired as professor at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, in England.
With his brother John James Chalon (1778–1854), Alfred became an artist. Entered at the Royal Academy in 1797, he joined the Associated Artists in Water-Colours, a group of aquarellists. In the Academy, he was elected an associate (ARA) in 1812, then academician (RA) in 1816.
Known for his portraits of the good society of London, he was chosen by Queen Victoria to paint a gift to her mother: Victoria in her State robes going to the House of Lords for her first official act, the prorogation of the Parliament, on 17 July 1837. After this task, Chalon was entitled Portrait Painter in Water Colour to Her Majesty and gained some celebrity. His 1837 portrait was engraved by Samuel Cousins and distributed to the public the day of Victoria's coronation, the 28 June 1838. Then, starting in 1851, the "Chalon head" appeared on some British colonies postage stamps.
Bachelors, the Chalon brothers lived together. In 1860, Alfred died at Campden Hill, in Kensington, London.
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.
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We also have another of Henry Sadd Engraving entitled, "His Royal Highness Prince Albert", rendering from his famous series of famous 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 L16001. Just put that number into the search line and the other engraving will be viewable.
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