Sir John Dimmock Performing the Ceremony of the Champion's Challenge at the Coronation of Richard 2 in Westminster Hall

Print
1775 (published), 1770 (engraved)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Category
Object Type
Additional TitleA New and Universal History of London (series title)
Materials and Techniques
Engraving
Brief Description
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.
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 25.1cm
  • Width: 16.2cm
Marks and Inscriptions
'Engraved for Harrison's History of London. S. Wale del. C. Grignion sculp.' (Lettered with title and)
Credit line
Given by Mr James Laver CBE
Object history
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.
Production
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.
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1959 . London: HMSO, 1964.
Collection
Accession Number
E.819-1959

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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