"King Richard II" Original Copper Plate Engraving by George Virtue, 1736
An original copper plate engraving by English artist George Virtue (1794-1868) titled "King Richard II", 1736. This work is in excellent condition and frame ready. This engraving has been matted with matting from Holland and shrink wrapped. (Please mind glare, that is there is a wavy texture in some photos from the plastic shrink wrap.) Matted size: 19.5" x 15.25". Image size: 11.25" x 7.25".
George C. Virtue, Esq. (1794 – 8 December 1868) was a 19th-century London publisher, well known for printing engravings. His publishing house was located at 26 Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row, London, EC.
Virtue selected accomplished artists, employed the best engravers, and produced books that were rarely surpassed in elegance and correctness for the period. Chief among his publications were the following, all illustrated by William Henry Bartlett: Switzerland, by William Beattie, 2 vols. 1836; Scotland, by W. Beattie, 1838; The Waldenses, by W. Beattie, 1838; American Scenery, 2 vols. 1840; Description of the Beauties of the Bosphorus, by Julia Pardoe, 1840; and The Danube, its History and Scenery, by W. Beattie, 1844. Virtue created a prodigious business, issuing upwards of twenty thousand copper and steel engravings through his career.
UNFRAMED: HEIGHT: 19½ in | WIDTH: 15¼ in
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