The Death of Lord Robert Manners: Thomas Stothard (artist)

The Death of Lord Robert Manners

Thomas Stothard (artist)

Editorial: Thomas Macklin, London, 1786
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Etching and stipple engraving, uncolored, 19.5 x 24.25 inches, overall. Dramatic stylized depiction of the death of Lord Robert Manners (1758-1782), a British military hero and captain in the Royal Navy. Manners was mortally wounded at the Battle of Les Saintes in the West Indies, dying 11 days later of tetanus. The engraving is in a Romantic vein, with the young captain surrounded by gesturing sailors who have rushed to his aid, amidst the swirling smoke of battle. The youthful, aristocratic and brave Manners captured the imagination of his contemporaries and was the subject of other works of art notably including a 1782 portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds and The Three Captains Memorial in the north transept of Westminster Abbey. Thomas Stothard was a popular, prolific and successful English painter and book illustrator, highly regarded by such contemporaries as Thomas Lawrence and Walter Scott. Stothard studied at the Royal Academy. From the beginning of his career, book illustration was his main focus. He made numerous paintings of scenes from British history that were popularized as engravings. John Keyse Sherwin was an English engraver, best known for his many works after master painters including Poussin, Reynolds, Stothard and Gainsborough. John's younger brother Charles Sherwin assisted him but also engraved independently, including plates for Bell's British History. Charles was active from about 1780 until his death in 1794. Thomas Macklin (1760-1800) was an English publisher and printseller. Macklin's firm operated in London from 1779 until his death in 1800, when Hannah Macklin took over operated the business until 1809. He was also proprietor of the Poets' Gallery in Fleet Street. Full publication information: Stothard pinx't. Engraved by J.K. Sherwin Historial Engraver to His Majesty & to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales & Charles Sherwin, Engraver to His Majesty. London Published 15th Aug't. 1786 by Tho's Macklin 89 Fleet Street. Condition: Generally very good with the usual overall light toning, wear, soft creases. Margins short, but platemark present. Few short marginal tears and chips professionally restored. N° de ref. de la librería 100045

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Título: The Death of Lord Robert Manners

Editorial: Thomas Macklin, London

Año de publicación: 1786

Encuadernación: No Binding

Ilustrador: John Keyse Sherwin and Charles Sherwin (engravers)

Condición del libro:Very Good

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George Glazer opened his art and antiques gallery in 1993, and since the beginning the emphasis has been on the themes of exploration and discovery as embodied by globes, prints, maps and art. The gallery's unusual ambiance reflects its owner -- scholarly and intellectual, but with an eye for the decorative and a sense of humor that revels in the offbeat. Featured items include: Antique World Globes -- huge selection; floor and table, terrestrial and celestial, orrerys and armillary spheres. Maps - - 19th C. American maps and atlases; celestial charts. Prints and Paintings -- botanical, bird, sporting, maritime, fashion and costume, architectural and horses. Books -- leather and colorplate. Full owner and gallery bio at http://www.georgeglazer.com/newyork/newyork.html

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