Quite rare circa 1880 early engraving of Lord Stanley.
Place Published: London
Publisher: published by Morris & Co. 392 Strand W.C.
Date Published: 
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
WE CAN FIND NO OTHER COPIES OF THIS ENGRAVING.
No date but probably circa 1880 when he would be about 39 years old. [Frederick Arthur Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby].
"Lord Stanley" engraving London published by Morris & Co. 392 Strand W.C. Drawn by C.W. Walton. Paper size is 17-1/2” x 23-5/8”. Plate mark size is 10-1/2” x 13”. Image size is 5” x 7”.
Signature Imprint: Lord Stanley [facsimile signature], Stanley family motto, "Sans Changer" or without changing. Printed image of Lord Stanley with different toned white background is mounted on a larger heavier white sheet with black imprinting. Overall engraving as been washed and cleaned and some minor paper repairs made to top left corner and bottom left corner with only a couple of minor darker marks remaining. Engraved printed image of Stanley is very nice. Overall condition is near fine now.
In 1892, this Lord Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby gave a treasured North American sports icon — the Stanley Cup to symbolize hockey Championship. It is the same Stanley Cup the National Hockey League competes for each year now. He was the 6th Governor General of Canada from 11 June 1888 to 18 September 1893.
National Portrait Gallery, London has only one similar engraving of Lord Stanley where he is older and their different Lord Stanley engraving is printed later.
“There are 13 portrait lithographs by the artist (Walton) in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London. Many of the works he produced were of contemporary figures, including Francis Thomas de Grey Cowper, Seventh Earl Cowper (1834 -1905), who became Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and Charlotte Anne Montagu-Douglas-Scott (née Thynne), Duchess of Buccleuch (1811-1895), who served as Mistress of the Robes to Queen Victoria. Some of Walton’s portraits were used to illustrate books. It seems that many of his earlier works were published by the firm of Morris & Co., 392 Strand, but he later published his own works from 103, Shaftesbury Avenue. Interestingly, a lithograph by Walton of Philip William Skynner Miles in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery was published by ‘Morris, Walton & Co’, so it seems he may have briefly been in partnership with Morris & Co.” quoted from Philippa Martin, Curator, Information and Research (Historical) UK Government Art Collection.
Near Fine. Item #3439