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Since 1763 the name 'Russborough' has been synonymous with collecting and dealing in fine art. In the closing decades of the last century the historic town of Port Hope has become home to Lord Russborough's Annex, which specialises in an individual mix of antique maps, paintings and prints.

While Lord Russborough's Annex features a great many works of museum calibre, we also offer a wonderful selection of prints priced at under $100.

An extract of our British Royalty prints currently available:
House of Normandy
House of Anjou
House of Tudor
House of Stewart
House of Hanover
House of Saxe - Coburg
House of Windsor
Coronation Commemorative issues
Royal Visit to Canada & USA. 1939

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British Paintings in oil
Antique Maps
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House of Saxe - Coburg & Gotha

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victoria golden jubilee

H.M.QUEEN VICTORIA

Reigned 1837-1901

[Golden Jubilee oval Portrait]

Chromolithograph,1887 Original Ornate period frame. 10 x 14"( 25.5 x 35.5 cm.) Frame 15 1/2 x 191/2"

Ref. LB3/DLN/r.annv >ERL

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victoria golden jubilee port with medallions

H.M.QUEEN VICTORIA

Reigned 1837-1901

[Golden Jubilee oval Portrait with Four medallions illustrative of her reign]


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Chromolithograph, 1887 some staining, original frame
22 x 17"  (56 x 43.2 cm )  
Frame 24 1/4 x 19 1/4"

Ref. LRA1143/DNN/r.ane >ROL

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Queen Victoria Kings Edward VII George V Edward VIII

[ FOUR GENERATIONS OF BRITISH MONARCHS ]
[ Queen Victoria , Kings Edward VII, George V, Edward VIII ]

Chromolithograph, ca. 1900,  original ‘Empire’ frame
23 x 17 “  (58.4 x 43.2 cm )  
Frame 33 1/4 x 27 1/4"

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Queen Victoria 1183 applique
Queen Vic applique det Detail

UNIQUE JUBILEE APPLIQUE H.M. QUEEN VICTORIA

24 ¼ x 14 ¾" (61.6 x 37.5 cm.)  Frame:25 x 17"

Ref 111.PD5/DNN/ o.ande >RVL   

This unique item created in celebration of her Golden Jubilee depicts a screened-on-silk three-quarter length golden jubilee portrait image of H.M. the Queen, wearing the 1887 jubilee crown and veil, set within a 'VR' initialled elaborate oval border, the whole being highlighted with silk embroidery.
below which are appliqué on a pink silk background are embroidered silk banners bearing the emblems of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland which in turn surround the Royal Coat of Arms with heraldic supporters and armorial bearings.
 The complete appliqué embroidery is set into an appropiate gilt-wood and plaster frame.
This is a unique item for collectors of British Royalty and Victoriana.

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H.M QueenVictoria 1838

H.M QUEEN VICTORIA

Reigned 1837-1901

Her Majesty the Queen

Steel Engraving,[1838] Original Ornate period frame. 13 ¾ x 9 ¾"
(35 x 24.8 cm.) Frame 23 ¼ x 19 ½"

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Queen Victoria 1839 Cold thumb

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[HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN]

Reigned 1837-1901

Engraved by Archibald L Dick (ca. 1805-ca. 1855) after the Painting by E[dmond] T[homas] Parris esq. (1793-1873)
Original stone colour lithograph & etching with added hand coloured highlights, double matted glazed period shadow box gilt-wood frame.
 Size 12 3/8 x 9 5/8"  (31.5 x 24.5 cm.) Frame: 18 1/4 x 15"

Ref. PD1 /ANN/ d.anda > R0L

 

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her Majesty Queen Victoria- Sadd

HRH Prince Albert-Sadd

HER MAJESTY QUEEN VICTORIA
together with
HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCE ALBERT

Henry S. Sadd after A.E. Chalon RA. &
John Lucas

Fine pair of original mixed media mezzotint engravings after portraits Uncoloured as issued. Published Albion Office New York 1847.

 Excluding letters 30 3/16 x 20 3/16" (76.7 x 51.3 cm)

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George Baxter/Le blonde. Victoria Queen of Great Bitain
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H.R.H. PRINCE ALBERT

H.E. 1844

Size 10 x 8 3/4"  (25.5 x 22.2 cm.) Frame: 19 1/2 x 17"
Signed with initials 'H.E. 1844'  (Bottom Right) watercolours & gouache on card, with raised highlights.  Double matted, glazed, period shadow box giltwood frame.

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prince albert in garter robes

[H.R.H. PRINCE ALBERT
in garter robes ]

 Lived 1819 -1861

RARE. Mezzotint, with facsimile signature. Ornate embossed plaster & wood frame.
H.T. Ryall after G.Patten, Graves & Warmsley.London 1842
 30 1/2 x 20 1/2" (51 x 36.2 cm)   Frame 45 1/2 x 34"
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Ref. LRA1407/LRL/d.doov > DOOL

George Baxter/Le Blond. HRH Prince Albert in uniform of 11th.Hussars
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Christening of Edward VIIPrince of Wales

THE CHRISTENING OF HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE OF WALES
in St. George's Chapel, Windsor. Jan 25 1842 
Wm. Greatbach after Sir George Hayter. Published Day & Son. London Nov, 1st. 1859

Some general staining and foxing due to age. Original Copper mixed method engraving.  Period flawed glass and  fire-gilt-wood & plaster frame.
Image: 25 x 32 ¾" including letters  (63.5 x 83.2 cm.)  Frame 32 x 40 ½"

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Queen Victoria offspring spouses

THE ROYAL FAMILY
13 Likenesses of: Victoria,  Eight of her offspring and their spouses, plus Bust of Albert, who was there only in spirit.

RARE. Stone Lithograph Published F. Salas, Berlin [1863/4]
15 5/8 x 21 3/8 “ inc. letters  (44.7 x 54.3 cm )  
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Ref. LRA 897/RSN/ d.annd > VGL           

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Victoria disraeli audiance osbourne

THE QUEEN GIVING AUDIENCE TO LORD BEACONSFIELD

RARE.  Original hand coloured Mezzotint, mounted to backing as issued.
T.L. Atkinson after T.E. Wirgman. Published Dickinson, London, & Garle Browne, Wyndmonham 1887
27 1/2  x 31 1 /8 “ inc. letters  (69.8 x 70 cm ) 
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Ref. LRA 1162/ANN/ dd..anne > DRAN

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Queen Victoria taking the sacrament

Queen Victoria receiving the Sacrament at her Coronation, 28 June 1838

Samuel Cousins, after Charles Robert Leslie (1794-1859 ) mixed method engraving.London Published May 1st 1843 by F. G. Moon, Threadneedle Street, Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty

Ref. CM1 /SLN/ v.anno >DALN

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Prince Alfred with auto

HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCE ALFRED ERNEST ALBERT

Lived 1844 -1900
    
Stone lithograph by James Henry Lynch, after William Frederick Lake Price. 
Printed by M. & N. Hanhart, Alexander Duncker Berlin [(1858) 1859]

Titled below image, incorporating his autograph and the obscured date Bermuda, May 16th. 1861, which are pasted to the right of the title.

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Prince Alfred midshipman

HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS  PRINCE ALFRED

Lived 1844 -1900

Steel Engraving, by D.J. Pound from a photograph by Mayall with accompanying text. London [1860]

13 3/4 x 7 7/16 " (34.9 x 18.9 cm )  inc. letters.

Published in: The Drawing room portrait gallery of eminent personages. The second son of Queen Victoria, shown at the age of fifteen in the uniform of a Midshipman, following his Mediterranean cruise in HMS. Euryalus.

Ref. LRA536/DL/r.doov > DDN       

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Edward Prince of Wales windsor

HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS  PRINCE OF WALES, K.G.
as a Colonel in the Army

Lived 1841-1910

Steel Engraving, by D.J. Pound from a photograph by Mayall with accompanying text. London [1859 ]

13 7/8 x 7 3/4 " (35.2 x 19.6 cm ) inc.letters 

Published in: The Drawing room portrait gallery of eminent personages. Known affectionately as ‘Bertie ‘ the prince is shown at age eighteen, against a background of Windsor Castle. 

Ref. LRA535/DL/r.doov>DDN

    

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QUEEN ALEXANDRA, HER  GRAND CHILDREN AND DOGS
Photogravure, Faulkner, London 1902.[1905]

Published by C.W.Faulkner, after the original painting by Frederick Morgan (1856 -1927) published by the Worlds Tea Co.  1905.
Matted,  glazed & distressed pine wood frame.
image inc. letters 15 3/8 x 19 3/8” (39.4 x 49.2 cm.)         Frame 22 ½ x 27 ½”

Ref. 111 PD11/ALN/ dn.anng>LAL 

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Edward VII as Prince of Wales

ALBERT  EDWARD, PRINCE of WALES
The Crown Pictures

Lived 1841-1910

Handcoloured mezzotint, with facsimile signature & crest of Prince of Wales Feathers
Montreal Family Herald and Weekly Star Supplement 1884.

21 x 15" (53.4 x 38 cm ) inc.letters
  
A portrait of the Future King Edward VII, at age 43 still 17 years away from inheriting the throne. Although happily married, he was a notorious philanderer, but undisputed leader of British Society.

Ref. LRA 896/AGN/d.and > LAL

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coronation of King Edward V11 Quenn Alexandra

THE CORONATION OF THEIR MOST GRACIOUS MAJESTIES
KING EDWARD VII AND QUEEN ALEXANDRA

Westminster Abbey August 9th. 1902

 Reigned 1901-1910

Chromolithograph with key below title. matted,giltwood frame.London [1902]

18 3/4 x 28 " (46.7 x 71.1 cm ) inc letters.  Frame 28 1/2 x 38 1/2 ” 
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Their majesties King EdwVII & Alex

THEIR MAJESTIES

Reigned 1901-1910

Depicts standing portraits of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra in their coronation robes, clasping hands. A scarce Colour lithograph. 1902. Toronto Lithographic Co.  20 ½ x 16 ¾” Framed.

Ref. 125 KMcK1/ANN/g.andl >RLN   

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King Edward VII

H.M. KING EDWARD VII

Reigned 1901-1910

Photograph from a contemporary image, original glazing ‘Empire’ frame.
Ca.1903.

20 x 16" (50.8 x 40.6 cm )  Frame 29 1/2 x 25 1/2” 

A portrait of the popular King Edward VII, in Naval uniform. Toward to close of his reign he was dubbed ‘the uncle of Europe’, especially following the alliance of the Entente Cordiale. 1904

Ref. LRA 556/ANN/d.doov > EAN 

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EdwardVII_silk

H.M. KING EDWARD VII

Reigned 1901-1910

Printed on Silk from a photograph of the King in his coronation robes and sold as a momento of the coronation August 1902. SCARCE

5 3/4 x 4" (145 x 102 mm ) 

Ref. LRA 4020/-/dd.andr >EL 

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House of Windsor

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Kinf George V Port one of pair
Queen Mary portrait (one of Pair)

[KING GEORGE V][QUEEN MARY]

 Reigned 1910-1936

Chromolithograph in pure oil colours. Original glass & oak period frames.London [1910]

20 1/4 x 15 3/8 " (51.5 x 39 cm )  Frame 24 1/8 x 19 1/4 ”   

These very fine richly printed images were the first official portraits in circulation following their ascension to the throne, sold only as a pair.
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George V & Queen Mary

THEIR MAJESTIES THE KING AND QUEEN OF ENGLAND

Reigned 1910 -1936

Chromolithograph  Original glass double matted, period frame.London [1910]

24 3/8 x 16 1/8 " (62 x 41 cm ) approx. inc. letters.  Frame 34 x 25 1/2 ” 

A fine double portrait of the rather shy King George V and Queen Mary, (formerly Princess of Teck) he is dressed in naval uniform with full decorations, whilst a seated Mary is adorned with some of her famous collection of pearls.

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coronationof KGV & Queen Mary  AR5

CORONATION OF KING GEORGE V AND QUEEN MARY IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY. JUNE 22, 1911.

Joseph Pennell, N.A. (1857-1926.)  Westminster Abbey 22 June 1911             Lithograph.1911  21 3/8 x 16” (sheet 25 1/8 x 20) inc. letters.
A fine impression printed on cream wove paper. An extremely scarce and important historical image. Signed in pencil below image. Edition of 30.
Pennell wrote, "I was admitted to all the rehearsals and to the ceremony. Every line of this lithograph was done in the Abbey, at the time, and it is the only historical record of the event in existence."
Vide: Wuerth  Louis A. Catalogue of the Etchings of Joseph Pennell, with an introduction .... 23 August - 13 September 1929. # 197  

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Edward VIII

 H.M. KING EDWARD VIII

Reigned Jan.-Dec. 1936, never crowned.

Photogravure after a sketch by Vandyk. Glazed, period frame. London [1936]

14 1/8 x 10 5/8 " (35.9 x 27 cm ) inc. letters.  Frame 19 1/2 x 15 1/4 ”

A fine informal portrait of the handsome society loving man, with the boyish good looks, that abdicated the throne of England for the woman he loved-the American twice divorced, Wallis Warfield Simpson.

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royal visit 1930 book

THE ROYAL TOUR OF CANADA 1939

Original photographs & publications.
Six items.

Ref. LRA4020-6/-/dd.andr>AEN

 

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Coronation Special Issues

COLLECTION OF CORONATION  SPECIAL COMMEMORATIVE  EDITIONS


King Edward VII

1.   King Edward VII & Queen Alexandra Coronation number of The Sphere.
printed by Eyre & Spottiswoode. London, June 1902
Front cover loose & Back cover lacking 12 pps. of colour lithos. inc full length portraits. (+ F. cover) by B & F Gast, & history of the ceremony & life of the king.
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King George V

2.  the Illustrated London News Coronation Record Number King George V & Queen Mary
Published by Illustrated London News  London [1912]
Edited by Bruce Ingram. 24 offset cold. plates & numerous illus. & history of the ceremony& consorts. Decorative covers.

3.  the Illustrated London News Coronation Panorama Number King George V & Queen Mary
Published by Illustrated London News  London [1911]
 numerous illus. & history of the coronation ceremony, processions & naval review. (some tears.)

4.  The Sphere - Special coronation Number 1911
printed by Eyre & Spottiswoode. London,  1913
Front & Rear covers loose. Numerous offset cold. lithos. inc full length portraits by Fortunio Matania & Blake Bourke, & history of the ceremony and line of descent.

5.  The Illustrated London News  In Memoriam Number Queen Mary 1867-1953  April 4 1953
Published by Illustrated Newspapers ltd. Illustrated London News & Sketch  London 1953
I coloured plate Details & photos of her life, also Royal family tree 1893-1950. Royal tours to Canada & India. views of Marlborough House.

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King George VI

6.   Weekly Illustrated Coronation Souvenir and Guide, Westminster Abbey, May 12 1937
Published by Odhams press. London 1937
2  cold lithos, two tone & numerous B/W illustrations from photos. & history of the coronation ceremony of King George VI & Queen Elizabeth, royal family life, and acclamation throughout the Empire.

7.   The Illustrated London News  Coronation Ceremony Number May 15 1937
Published by Illustrated London News  London 1937
10 offset litho cold.plates and numerous B/W illustrations from drawings & photographs of the ceremony, and acclamation throughout the empire.  London decorations.

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Queen Elizabeth II

8.   The Illustrated London News. E II R. Coronation number Queen Elizabeth II 1953
Published by Illustrated Newspapers ltd. Illustrated London News & Sketch  London 1953
Edited by Sir Bruce Ingram. Original blue covers. 16 coloured plates. History of the ceremony. Story of her life  & that of the duke of Edinburgh.

9.   The Illustrated London News.   E II R. Coronation Ceremony Number June 6 1953
Published by Illustrated Newspapers ltd. Illustrated London News & Sketch  London 1953
Photos of members of the Royal Family and Coronation guests. Street Decorations, Page on the 29 May conquering of the peak of Mt. Everest

10.   The Sphere.   E II R The Crowning of the Queen
Published by Illustrated Newspapers ltd. Illustrated London News & Sketch  London May 30 1953
Religious significance, the Panoply, preludes, & regalia of the Coronation. The seating and broadcast preparations.

11.   The Sphere.  The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II
Published by Illustrated Newspapers ltd. Illustrated London News & Sketch  London June 6 1953
 Scarce informal photographs & drawings of the Coronation, Parades and decorations  also the manufacture of some of the coronation souvenirs.

12.   The Illustrated London News.   H.M. Queen Elizabeth The First Ten Years Record Number October 12 1963
Published by Illustrated Newspapers ltd. Illustrated London News & Sketch  London 1963
8 pps. in colour. Photos of Royal conveyances & visits abroad. expeditions, memorable occasions, women in the public eye, public achievements in many fields.

13.   The Illustrated London News.   Silver Jubilee H.M. Queen Elizabeth II 1952- 1977  
Published by Illustrated Newspapers ltd. Illustrated London News & Sketch  London 1977
 Original blue covers. 8 coloured plates & 5 other coloured pages Articles on the Monarchy, decline of British power. Scientific & Sporting achievement. Changes in the Arts.
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14.   The Illustrated London News.  The Royal Wedding August 1981  
Published by Illustrated Newspapers ltd. Illustrated London News & Sketch  London 1981
 12 pages of colour photographs of the Royal wedding of HRH. Charles, Prince of Wales to Lady Diana Spencer [Princess of Wales] in St. Paul's cathedral 29 July 1981 with text details.
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15.   The Illustrated London News.  Christmas number August 1972  
Published by Illustrated Newspapers ltd. Illustrated London News & Sketch  London 1972
Includes a short story by Maurice Edelman & Barchester Revisited  by Julian Critchley and article on Portmeirion amongst others.
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George IV prince of wales regency

HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS GEORGE PRINCE OF WALES

 Lived 1762-1806

Stipple & copper engraving J. Condé after R. Cosway R.A. Ca.1783

9 3/4  x  7 1/4”    (24.7 x 18.4 cm )

SCARCE.  A fine medallion portrait of the profligate Prince, and ‘First gentleman of Europe’
Engraved in honour of reaching his majority, two years later he married Maria Fitzherbert in contravention of the Royal Marriage Act.

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george IV

HIS MOST GRACIOUS MAJESTY, GEORGE - AUGUSTUS, FREDERICK THE FOURTH

Reigned 1820 - 1830

With facsimile signature and crown. Steel engraving E. Scrivens & Finden, after Sir Thomas Lawrence. London 1834
Glazed, Black wood frame.

8 x 3 1/2”      (20.3 x 8.9 cm.) inc letters.    Frame  11 1/2  x 8 1/8”

Following the Regency period 1811-20 George's excesses, and shameless treatment of his ‘legal’ wife Caroline, damaged the monarchy, but inspired some beautiful archicture.

Ref. LRA 2048/LN/o.anng >DDN           

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HRH The Prince Regent

 HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS, THE PRINCE REGENT, OF GREAT BRITAIN
After John Romney, Published Richard Evans, Whites Row Spitalfields london  June 16 1815
Plate size  8 ¾ x 12 ½"  (22.2 x 31.8 cm.) Frame: 14 ¼ x 18 ½ "
Original hand coloured etching. French lined mat, glazed black & gilt-wood frame.

    Ref 111.PD7/DNN/ o.ande >ALN       

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william IV

HIS MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY WILLIAM THE FOURTH
by the grace of God the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Defender of the Faith Etc. Etc. Etc.

Drawn and engraved and published by William Skelton published 1 January 1831
 Hand coloured copper line engraving, tear lower right, matted period glazing and birds eye maple frame with gilt liner.
Image: 18 x 13 1/8 " approx. paper size including letters (45.6 x 32.4 cm.) Frame 26 1/4 x 21 3/4"

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Frederick duke of York

HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUKE OF YORK.

Lived 1763 -1827

Painted by J. Hoppner.  Engraved by E. Hodges
Mezzotint, small loss to lower right border, handsomely framed.

25 x 171/2 "  (63.5 x 44.5 cm)      Frame 27 1/4 x 35 1/4"
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James 1of england VI of Scotland

JAMES I KING OF GREAT BRITAIN, FRANCE AND IRELAND
Defender of the Faith

 Reigned 1603-1625

Copper engraving C. Mosley after P.Vansomer

11 1/2  x  6 3/4”    (29.3 x 17.2 cm )

SCARCE.   Also ruled as James VI of Scotland      ( from 1567 ), believed to be homosexual, he was a prolific author and a moderate Anglican who introduced the King James Bible 1611. Established the first English colony in North America 1607. The first king to travel in a submersible.

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James II

JAMES II

Reigned 1685 - 1688

Copper engraving A.W. Warren after G.Vertu, London 1804

6 13/16  x  5 1/8”    (13 x 17.3 cm ) inc.letters.

It is for Jame,s as duke of York, that New York was named. He was also the first king of Scotland           ( James VII ) not to be crowned in Scotland.  His cruel streak led to persecution of his subjects in the name of Catholicism in both his realms, as a result he was deposed by William of Orange in 1688, but continued as king of Ireland until 1690.

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Edward VI

EDWARD VI

Reigned 1547 - 1553

Copper engraving G.Vertu
7 x  5 5/16”    (17.8 x 13.5 cm ) inc.letters.                      

Son of Henry VIII’s third wife, and well educated under the care of his step mother, Henry’s sixth wife. During his short and zealously Protestant reign many schools were founded and the Common Prayer Book introduced 1548. He died at 15 of consumption and congenital syphilis passed on from his father.

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Mary I bloody mary

MARY I
[Bloody Mary]

Reigned 1553 - 1558

Copper engraving A.W. Warren after G.Vertu, London 1803


7 x  5 3/16”    (17.8 x 13.2 cm ) inc.letters.                      

Daughter of Henry VIII’ s first wife, Mary became England’s first Queen Regnam. A zelous Roman Catholic, her reign of terror began following her loveless marriage to Philip of Spain in 1555, Aside from her rhinitis she also suffered from congenital syphilis, hardly excusing Philip’s callous treatment of her.

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edward prince of wales the black prince

EDWARD PRINCE OF WALES & AQUITAINE , DUKE OF CORNWALL
The Black Prince

Lived 1330 - 1376

Copper engraving G.Vertu
11 1/4 x  7 1/8”    (28.6 x 18.1 cm ) inc.letters.                      

SCARCE.   One of the original Knights of the Garter, the order instigated by his father Edward III, The Prince commanded the forces at the decisive Battle of Poitiers (1356 ) securing French Aquitaine for England at the time that the Black Death plague decimated much of Europe. He married Joan ‘the Fair maid of Kent.’

Ref. LRA 1375/AL/o.dooe >ANN

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henry 1 beauclerc

K. HENRY I
[Beauclerc]

Reigned 1100 - 1135

Copper engraving G.Vertu

6 5/16 x  3 9/16”   (16 x 9.1 cm ) inc.letters.                      

Despite 29 children his scheming almost left him without an heir. He was the first Norman king that could read & write. Founded the first zoo in England. His penchant for eating Lampreys cost him his life.

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