1799 Hand Colored Allegorical Engraving “Happiness” by Burke after Rigaud1799 Hand Colored Allegorical Engraving “Happiness” by Burke after Rigaud1799 Hand Colored Allegorical Engraving “Happiness” by Burke after Rigaud1799 Hand Colored Allegorical Engraving “Happiness” by Burke after Rigaud1799 Hand Colored Allegorical Engraving “Happiness” by Burke after Rigaud1799 Hand Colored Allegorical Engraving “Happiness” by Burke after Rigaud1799 Hand Colored Allegorical Engraving “Happiness” by Burke after Rigaud

Thomas Burke (Ireland, b. 1749 - d. 1815) ‘Happiness', 1799, hand colored engraving on paper mounted to backboard, by Thomas Burke after the painting by John Francis Rigaud showing a seated allegorical figure of 'Happiness' holding a caduceus surrounded by putti. Part of a series of four allegorical frescoes (Providence, Innocence, Wisdom and Happiness) executed for the Common Council Chamber in the Guildhall in London (no longer extant) as a gift to the Corporation of London from John Boydell. Framed in gilt wood frame, matted under glass. Measures 32in x 26in framed and 22.5in x 16.5in sheet. Condition: some very faint random foxing noticeable in the image area under scrutiny, toning to mat board, minor nicks to gilt frame.

ITEM ID
OCT-H-0035
AGE
18th Century
THEME
Mythological
ITEM TYPE
Antique
HEIGHT
32" (81 cm)
WIDTH
26" (66 cm)
DEPTH
1" (3 cm)

1799 Hand Colored Allegorical Engraving “Happiness” by Burke after Rigaud

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