Love, Jealousy, Revenge & Despair.
Printed by C Hullmandel. London 1827. Published by J. Dickinson.
Lithograph on chine collé, rare with large margins. 406 x 272mm. 16 x 10¾". Some foxing.
Four images [from top left, clockwise]: Love, two women picking flowers at the edge of a forest, watched by a man behind the trees to the right; Jealousy, a man inviting a woman to dance, in a clearing of the forest, from another man by the bench on left, other dancers in the background; Despair, a man standing on the edge of a cliff about to jump; Revenge, a couple sitting on a veranda, watched by another man behind a pillar to the left. After Francis Philip Stephanoff (1788-1860), painter and architectural designer. Best known for Nayler's Coronation of… George IV series of costume portraits which record details of elaborate ceremonial costume and are richly coloured, elegant, and highly finished. George IV attempted to rival the coronation of Napoleon when he was crowned emperor. He gave visual expression to intense contemporary interest in antiquarian and historical subjects brought about by the arrival in Britain of the Elgin marbles, by the novels of Sir Walter Scott and his arrangements for the visit of George IV to Edinburgh in 1822. Their richly coloured work illustrates a romantic view of history that found its fullest expression during the Regency period.
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