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To Heneage Legge, Esqr. This Series of Engravings from Subjects executed in Ancient stained Glass, in the Windows of the Hall at Aston, near Birmingham is... Inscribed by... W. Fowler.
To Heneage Legge, Esqr. This Series of Engravings from Subjects executed in Ancient stained Glass, in the Windows of the Hall at Aston, near Birmingham is... Inscribed by... W. Fowler.
W. Fowler Sculpt.
[London: for the Author, 1807-8.]
Book with Titlepage and ten fine hand-coloured engraved plates (disbound): seven Norman Earls of Chester and two Saxon Earls of Mercia, plus genealogical chart frontispiece. All mounted on thick card and presented in original marble card wrappers, atlas folio (670 x 495mm, 26½ x 19½"), printed title label to upper cover. Also included is a watercolour drawing to separate, smaller sheet captioned "The foot of the great Staircase Aston Hall" in pencil. c.1872 armorial bookplate of Berdmore Compton of Atherstone Hall. Boards scuffed and rubbed, with tatty and heavily chipped extremities. Plates good, in vibrant original colour.
William Fowler (1761 - 1832), architect, engraver and draughtsman, was born at Winterton, Lincolnshire, where he became an architect and builder, and about 1796 made drawings of Roman pavements discovered there. These were so much admired that he took them to London to be engraved, where he studied the process of copper-plate engraving. He published three volumes in total, containing coloured engravings of twenty-five pavements, thirty-nine subjects from painted glass, five brasses and incised slabs, four fonts, and eight miscellaneous subjects. He also executed at least twenty nine engravings, mostly of objects of antiquity, which were never published. He became acquainted with Sir Joseph Banks, Sir Walter Scott, and other celebrities, and was once at least presented to the royal family at Windsor. Aston Hall is a municipally owned Jacobean mansion in Aston, Birmingham. Heneage Legge of Idlicote, Warwickshire, was the son of the judge of the same name (1704 - 1759). This is a handsome production; very rarely does a complete set of these vibrant designs come to the market.
BL 001280861. DNB.
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Murder of Thomas à Becket.
Murder of Thomas à Becket. Drawn & Coloured from the Original in Ancient Stained Glass in the Principal Window of the North Aisle of Ch. Ch. Cathedral, Oxford. The four Knights represented, are William de Traci, Reginald Fitz=Urse, Hugh de Moreville, & Rich.d Brito: Behind the Altar stands Edward Grimfere, with the Episcopal Cross in his Hand, and Fitz=Urse is the Knight who is plunging his Sword into the Prelate's Brains.
W.m Fowler Del.t et Fecit.
Pub.d Oct.r 20th 1808, by W.m Fowler, Winterton Lincolns.
Engraving. Plate: 275 x 195mm (11 x 7¾'').
An engraving of the a 14th century stained-glass window in Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford.
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This Day was published, by Subscription, [Price 10s.6d. in Colours, or 5s.6d. Plain] An Engraving,
This Day was published, by Subscription, [Price 10s.6d. in Colours, or 5s.6d. Plain] An Engraving, From an Original Drawing, takedn and coloured on the Spot, by W.Fowler, From the curious Roman Pavement in Prior Crawden's beautiful Chapel, in the College at Ely.
M.Watson, Printer, Angel-Inn-Yard, Market Hill, Cambridge.
Winterton, Lincolnshire, May 20, 1801.
Letterpress advert. Sheet 255 x 200mm, 10 x 8".
Fowler published the 'Mosaic Pavements of Great Britain', 1804.
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