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  • LALLA ROOKH, VEILED PROPHET
    Stewart, James, born 1791 - died 1863
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LALLA ROOKH, VEILED PROPHET

  • Object:

    print

  • Place of origin:

    England

  • Date:

    19th century

  • Artist/Maker:

    Stewart, James, born 1791 - died 1863

  • Credit Line:

    Accepted in lieu of Inheritance Tax by H M Government from the estate of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd and allocated to the Victoria and Albert Museum 2015

  • Museum number:

    E.744-2016

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case CLB, shelf 1

Place of Origin

England

Date

19th century

Artist/maker

Stewart, James, born 1791 - died 1863

Object history note

From the Lennox-Boyd collection, formed largely of mezzotints by David Lucas after John Constable, acquired in lieu of Inheritance Tax by H M Government from the estate of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd and allocated to the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2015. Lennox-Boyd formed the finest collection of British mezzotints in private hands anywhere, totalling approximately 50,000 prints. While his main focus was mezzotints, his collection also contained 18th century picture frames, antique women’s shoes, fans and printed handkerchiefs. He also collected printed ephemera, examples of which the museum has also acquired, and watercolours in the 1970s. In 1963 Lennox-Boyd bought Sanders of Oxford, on the High Street, transforming it from a bookshop into a premier seller of fine prints, maps, engravings and 20th-century etchings. He published several works including Theatre Prints in the Age of Garrick and George Stubbs: The Complete Engraved Works.

Descriptive line

Engraving, Lalla Rookh, Veiled Prophet, by James Stewart after Edward Henry Corbould

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Engraving

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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