Eighteenth-Century Engraving of the Chapel of Lincoln's Inn Vertue, George [1684-1756]. Lincoln's-Inn Chappel, Being Erected at the Expence of the Hon.ble Gentlemen of this Inn by a Plan of Mr. Inigo Jones [London]: S.n., 1751. 9-1/2" x 15-1/2" copperplate engraving, handsomely matted and glazed, margins trimmed closely, image mounted on board. Light toning to margins, negligible horizontal fold line, tiny fold line to lower right-hand corner, image fresh. $250. * This engraving depicts the ambulatory and stairs of the chapel. The left side has a large cartouche describing the chapel and its history. Vertue was an English engraver and antiquarian. His notebooks are a valuable source for students of English art of the first half of the eighteenth century. They were the basis of Horace Walpole's Anecdotes of Painting in England (1761-1771). Sir John Soane's Museum Concise Catalogue of Drawings (online version), Drawer 59, Set 1.
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