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Print - The entrance of the Champion with the Ceremony of the Chalenge
  • The entrance of the Champion with the Ceremony of the Chalenge
    Read, W.
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The entrance of the Champion with the Ceremony of the Chalenge

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    ca.1824 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Read, W. (engraver)
    Walther, D. (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Aquatint

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr James Laver CBE

  • Museum number:

    E.821-1959

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case O, shelf 5, box C

Physical description

Print depicting the entrance of the Champion into Westminster Hall. The Champion is wearing armour and is mounted on a horse at the centre of the scene; either side are men on horseback, wearing peers' robes and accompanied by two men on foot. To the left of the Champion stands a herald holding an announcement. Behind is a gothic doorway, above which are trumpeters and the large gothic window of Westminster Hall. On either side are the crowds gathered to watch the event.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

ca.1824 (published)

Artist/maker

Read, W. (engraver)
Walther, D. (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Aquatint

Marks and inscriptions

'W. Read Fecit. London, Published by D. Walther, Bridges Strt. Covent Garden.'
Lettered with title and

Dimensions

Height: 23.5 cm, Width: 14.3 cm

Descriptive line

Print depicting the entrance of the Champion at the coronation banquet of George IV in Westminster Hall. Aquatint by W. Read, ca.1824.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1959 . London: HMSO, 1964.

Techniques

Aquatint

Subjects depicted

Armour; Peers; Coronation; Trumpeter; Spectators; Ceremony; Horses; Banquet; Heralds

Categories

Prints; Royalty

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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