Early 18th Century English aquatint celebrating the coronation of King George IV at a ceremony known as The Homage. It depicts a seated King surrounded by kneeling peers inside a packed Westminster Abbey.
Inscription below the image reads as follows:
The Ceremony of the Homage, 19th July 1821
Architecture Augs. Pugin
Figures J. Stephanoff
William James Bennett Sculpst.
Published as the Act directs Jany. 1824 by Sir George Nayler, Garter.
When held against the light on the reverse vertical edge a "J. Whatman Turkey Mill 1825" watermark is visible. James Whatman (1702–1759), the elder, was a paper maker and inventor of wove paper, used for high quality art and printing. Together with his son by the same name, James Whatman the Younger (1741–1798), he held a part interest in the establishment at Turkey Mill, near Maidstone, Kent, England.
William James Bennett (1787−1844), was a British-born painter and engraver, also active in the United States where his aquatints of New York City, Niagara Falls, Washington DC, and other important American sites, fetch record prices.
In good used condition with toning, minor foxing, and water stains mostly concealed by mat. Comes in a later frame, ready to display. Shipped professionally packed and fully insured with tracking number. Can be shipped unframed if desired.
Measurements: Frame: 26.6" by 22.6" (67.5 cm by 57.5 cm) Visible Image: 18.9" by 15.1" (48 cm by 38.5 cm) aproximately.
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