This decorative hand colored engraving is titled ‘Plenty’ and was printed in England during the early 19th century, circa 1815. This allegorical print was printed and sold by P and P Gally who were publishers during the early 19th century. The scene lauds the return of peace to Great Britain after the long war with Revolutionary and Napoleonic France. In 1815 Britain and its allies famously defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo.
‘Plenty’ features a lady holding a cornucopia of fruit sat in a chariot pulled by two lions, in the foreground we can see an apple tree and in the background a large manor house. Most likely referring to Britannia and a period of renewed trade and import of goods and exotic fruits. The text at the bottom of the print reads ‘Printed and Sold PLENTY by P and P Gally.’
Examples of the print can be seen in the National Trust Online collection and similar P Gally allegorical engravings are held by The British Museum. The print is housed behind glass in its original stained wood frame.
This is a stunning country house antique artwork, this engraving will display excellently in any setting. We love to see a grouping of Gally prints together as a feature.
Measuring: Frame width 9.75 inch (25 cm) by height 7.75 inch (19.5 cm). Aperture width 8 1/8 inch (21 cm) by height 6 1/8 inch (15.5 cm).
Condition: Small indentation to paper to the right of the house, two small scratches to glass below the lion. Light wear to the original frame that is perfectly commensurate with its vast age.
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19th Century Georgian, P And P Gally, Plenty, Allegorical Print Hand Colored Engraving Circa 1815
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