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Print - Sir John Dimmock Performing the Ceremony of the Champion's Challenge at the Coronation of Richard 2 in Westminster Hall
  • Sir John Dimmock Performing the Ceremony of the Champion's Challenge at the Coronation of Richard 2 in Westminster Hall
    Grignion, Charles
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Sir John Dimmock Performing the Ceremony of the Champion's Challenge at the Coronation of Richard 2 in Westminster Hall

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1775 (published)
    1770 (engraved)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Grignion, Charles (the elder), born 1721 - died 1810 (engraver)
    Wale, Samuel, born 4 - died 1786 (draughtsman)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr James Laver CBE

  • Museum number:

    E.819-1959

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Print depicting a procession of heralds, a knight on horseback, and two peers; the procession route is strewn with flowers. In the background are stands with spectators. The plate has a border decorated with scrolled foliage.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

1775 (published)
1770 (engraved)

Artist/maker

Grignion, Charles (the elder), born 1721 - died 1810 (engraver)
Wale, Samuel, born 4 - died 1786 (draughtsman)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving

Marks and inscriptions

'Engraved for Harrison's History of London. S. Wale del. C. Grignion sculp.'
Lettered with title and

Dimensions

Height: 25.1 cm, Width: 16.2 cm

Object history note

This print is a plate facing page 75 of A New and Universal History…of London by Walter Harrison, London, 1775.

Although used as an illustration of the coronation ceremonies of Richard II, a Herald is wearing a tabard with the arms of George III.

Descriptive line

Print depicting the Ceremony of of the Champion's Challenge at the Coronation of Richard II in Westminster Hall; plate from 'A New and Universal History…of London'. Engraving by Charles Grignion after Samuel Wale, published 1775.

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.

Production Note

This plate was used previously as an illustration to A new and complete History of…London by a Society of Gentlemen, revised by Henry Chamberlain, London, 1770

Attribution note: 2nd state.

Techniques

Engraving

Subjects depicted

Heralds; Peers; Pages; Coronation; Procession

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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