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George Vertue, 1684–1756
Edward VI and His Court
Materials & Techniques:
Etching on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige laid paper
Sheet: 23 1/8 × 34 1/2 inches (58.7 × 87.6 cm), Plate: 18 7/8 × 25 1/16 inches (47.9 × 63.7 cm), Image: 17 5/16 × 20 11/16 inches (44 × 52.5 cm)

Lettered, lower center; "Omnibus Numeris Virtutis Divitis EDOARDI SEXTI Angliae & REGIS, Domini sui BRIDEWELL dicti Civibus suis Londinenlibus pro Hispitalibus, in Usumm Pauperum & ejusdem Civitatis DONATIO. | To the Right Worhipful Wm. BENN Esq. Alderman, PRESIDENT. The Worhipfull Robt. ALSOP Esqr. Alderman, TREASURER. Joseph AYLIFFE Esq. AUDITOR GENERAL. | and to the Honble. and Whorshipfull 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 formerley the PALACE of K. JOHN. K. HENRY 8 rebuilt it ao 15th . K.EDWARD VI. who is thus Represented giving he Charter to the Lord Mayor Sr. 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. Efb 1750 according to Act of Parlieament."; lettered, upper right: "PL.VI"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, In Memory of Jeanne and Paul Rapoport
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
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