This is one of three VERY RARE stained glass window engravings which are available in my Iconic Edinburgh online store - they date from the time of King George III - and given their age they are all in exceptional condition.
I have included their history of them at the bottom of each of my descriptions:
Each engraving has been printed with just the lines and as were most of the prints of this time - they were then coloured by hand - this print has its original watercolour finish which is very painterly. The colours are stunningly fresh. They were all published in about 1805 by William Fowler. They are very rare impressions and are all currently framed (as photographed).
Each engraving is printed on heavy wove paper, and each is laid down onto a heavy card as originally issued.
Each print is in good condition, commensurate with age.
This print shows a section of the North Window at Manton Church, Lincolnshire.
This one has lots of text below which reads:
“A Female figure adorn’d with the Wings of an Eagle, in her right is a spear, in the left she holds a shield. Treading the red Dragon under her feet. Taken from the Ancient stain’d Glass in the North Window of Manton Church, Lincolnshire”.
The image is 21 cm x 17 cm. The frame is 51.5 x 42.5 cm.
Lincolnshire-born, William Fowler ( 1761-1832) was an architect, builder and engraver. He is chiefly known for his antiquarian and architectural engravings, for which he received widespread patronage from scholars, the gentry and royalty.
In 1796 Fowler made a series of drawings of Roman pavements discovered at Winterton. These were widely admired and Fowler subsequently decided to take his studies to London, so that they could be engraved by his brother-in-law, Mr Hill.
In London, Fowler studied the process of copper-plate engraving, and in April 1799 brought out his own fine-coloured engraving of a Roman pavement at Roxby. From that time to 30 Jan. 1829, the date of his last engraving, he published three volumes. These contained a fine series of exceptional hand-coloured engravings – including twenty-five studies of decorative pavements, thirty-nine subjects from painted glass, five brasses and incised slabs, four fonts, and eight miscellaneous subjects. He also executed at least twenty-nine engravings, mostly of objects of antiquity, which were never published.
These fine prints are very much items for the specialist collector, similar impressions are in the British Museum, and in the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
Sadly - these would have to be for posting in the UK only. This will cost about £14 and applied to your order at the checkout.