You are desired to meet the Company of Painter Stayners at Dinner...
Facsimile etching, uncompleted diploma, sheet 310 x 240mm. 12¼ x 9½".
Reproduction of an invitation to accompany the Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers at St Lukes Feast on Thursday 24 November, 1687 in Painter's Hall in the City of London. Lettering to cartouche illustrated above with an allegorical scene, including a female artist painting an angel, an old man (Time?) leaning over her shoulder, spilling coins from a purse. Two putti, one to right sculpting a bust, the other to left sketching, the whole surrounded by a frame of laurels. The Company is the 28th in seniority in the City of London's Livery Companies. After Antonio Verrio (Italian/British, 1639 - 1707).
See BM 1977,U.1223 for a 17th century impression.
[Ref: 21983] £60.00