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George Vertue, 1684–1756
after Hans Holbein the Younger, ca. 1497–1543
King Edward VI presenting the Charter for Bridewell to Sir George Barnes
Part Of:

Collective Title: Iconographie Anglaise par Reynolds et Autres

Materials & Techniques:
Stipple engraving and line engraving on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Sheet: 19 9/16 × 25 3/4 inches (49.7 × 65.4 cm), Plate: 18 15/16 × 25 1/8 inches (48.1 × 63.8 cm), Image: 19 × 24 3/8 inches (48.3 × 61.9 cm)

Lettered, lower center: "Omnibus Numeris Virtutis Divitis EDOARDI SEXTI Angliæ &c. REGIS, Dominii sui BRIDEWEN dicti Civibus suis Londinenlibus pro holpitalibus, in Usum Pauperium & ejusdem Civitatis DONATIO. | To the Right Worshipfull Wm BENN Esq.Alderman, PRESIDENT. The Worshipfull Robt.ALSOP Esqr. Alderman, TREASUREER. Joseph AYLIFFE Esq.AUDITOR GENRAL. | and to the Honble and Worshipfull the rest of the GOVERNORS of the Hospitals of BRIDEWELL and BETHLEM. This PLATE is most Humbly Inscribed and Engraved by their Obedient Servant G.Vertue | Bridewell formerly the PALACE of K.JOHN K.HENRY 8 rebuilt it Ao.1522. K.EDWARD VI. who is thus Represented giving the Charter to the Lord Mayor St.George BARNES Kt. and the Aldermen of the City of LONDON for | these Hospitals. On the right of ye Throne is ye Ld. Chancellor Tho: Goodrick Bp. of Ely standing on the left is the Master of ye Rolls. Sr. Robt. Bowes, Wm. Earl of Pembroke Kt. of the Garter. And the FAce of Hans Hoben the Painter is there, observing the Ceremony."; lettered, lower right: "Publisht 16. Feb 1750. according to Act of Parliament."; lettered, upper right: "PL.VI"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
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IIIF Manifest:

Crown Pictorial - Art and the British Monarchy (Yale Center for British Art, 1990-12-05 - 1991-02-17) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Linda Colley, Crown Pictorial : Art and the British Monarchy : Exhibition Labels, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1990, p. 3, no. 5, N8219 K5 C761 1990 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Linda Colley, Crown Pictorial : Art and the British Monarchy, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1990, p. 25, no. 5, N8219 K5 C76 1990 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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