Cranmer burnt at Oxford [&] Martyrs in Smithfield [ms]
Two watercolours, each approx 180 x 100mm (7 x 4"). Glued to album sheet; early engravings showing burning of martyrs verso. Some damage.
Two preparatory drawings for a 'History of England' by Samuel Wale (1721-86). One of the studies relates to 'The Manner of Burning Archbishop Cranmer at Oxford, in the Bloody Reign of Queen Mary' (engraved by Sparrow). Wale was a founder member of the Royal Academy and its first Professor of Perspective.
[Ref: 37683] £260.00