Industrie Nationale Exposition de Gand Médaille d'Or Remportée le 24 Aout 1820 par l'épouse de J.T' Kint à Bruxelles. Belgar Industriae Artes Renumeratae Ex Decreto Reg.
A very scarce lithograph. 748 x 635mm. 29½ x 25". Burn hole. Tears and nicks to the edges. Vertical and horizontal folds.
An allegorical message for the British. A lion reclining lazily under an oak tree with the balance of justice under one paw and the sword in the other. The Crown Jewels lay over and above him. The left of the image represents the infantry of the British Army. The merchant ships in the top right represent trade and prosperity. The anchor represents the Royal Navy, and the eagle staff entwined with snakes represents life-giving powers. The bees respresent sustinance.
[Ref: 14512] £190.00