THE INTELLECT AND VALOUR OF BRITAIN
Original handcoloured mixed media engraving, after the painting by Thomas J. Barker Esq.
Engraved by Charles. G. Lewis Esq. Printed by Dixon & Ross.
Published by John Garle Browne, Botcheston, Leicester, Hayward & Leggatt 79 Cornhill, London ..... Manchester. 12 August 1864
Image size 24 3/8 x 39" (61.8 x 99 cm.) Plate size 28 3/4 x 42 3/8" (73 x 107.5 cm.)
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The original painting was in the possession of John Garle Browne, as publisher he deemed it appropriate to add the following inscription beneath the image 'This picture of British worthies - representatives of British brain and chivalry : an undying example for British youth: is dedicated to the British People by the publisher'
First published August 1st. 1863, this second edition appeared a year later, and was issued in both hand coloured and uncoloured versions. Such inspirational works were not uncommon at this time as the British Empire was approaching its zenith with exploration, invention, military, artistic and scientific endeavour enjoying something of a golden age.