A Neopolitan Wedding.'From the Original Picture in the possession of Edward Willes, Esq.
Printed by Mc.Queen. Art Union of London, 1847.
Engraving, 260 x 290mm. 10¼ x 11½".
A young bride standing at centre, wearing a ring on her right hand, followed by a young man, wearing flowers on his hat, surrounded by a group of people; two girls carrying flowers. Stone wall at right, pillar in background at left. After Thomas Uwins (1782 - 1857). With Art Union of London circular blind-stamp showing Britannia to lower margin. Founded in 1837, this was the first of many Art Unions established around Europe and America. The society existed to promote art by distributing specially-commissioned works by means of a lottery among its members. It soon entered print publishing in a large way. Published the journal 'The Art Journal'.
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