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Since 1763 the name 'Russborough' has been synonymous with collecting and dealing in fine art. In the closing decades of the last century the historic town of Port Hope has become home to Lord Russborough's Annex, which specialises in an individual mix of antique maps, paintings and prints.

While Lord Russborough's Annex features a great many works of museum calibre, we also offer a wonderful selection of prints priced at under $100.

An extract of our prints currently available:
The Intellect of Great Britain
Count Gregoire Czernichew
Lord Nelson - Geo. Baxter
Duke of Wellington - Geo. Baxter
Courtiers of Henry VIII after Holbein
Charles Stuart, Bonnie Prince Charlie

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   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.    

The people appearing the image  are as follows:

    1 Sir John Lawrence  2 Sir Henry Lawrence   3 General Sir Henry Havelock

    Admiral Lord Dundonald proposing his plan for the destruction of Cronstadt  and Sebastepol to:
    4  Captain Sir William Peel   5 Lord Brogham   6 Amiral Lord Dundonald   7 Lord Lyndhurst   8 Earl Derby 
    9 Right Hon. B. Disraeli  10 Lord Stanley   11 Sir Bulwer Lytton 12 Lord MacAuley

    Mr. Cobden discussing the term of the treaty with France with:
   13 Lord John Russell  14 The Chancellor of the Exchequer the Right Hon. W.E. Gladstone  15 Lord Palmerston the Premier
   16 Mr. Cobden

    Sir David Brewster Explaining his invention of the Lenticular Sterioscope to:
    17 Sir Roderick Murchison   18 Mr. Charles Dickens   19 Professor Owen   20 Sir David Brewster   21 Professor Faraday
    22 Daniel MacLise RA   23 The Poet Laureate Tennyson

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    Sir William Armstrong explaining the peculiar construction of his famous cannon to:
    24 General Sir James Outram   25 General Sir Hope Grant   26 The Earl of Elgin   27 General Sir Archdale Wilson 
    28 Sir William Armstrong   29 Sir Charles Barry   30 Doctor Livingstone   31 Sir Benjamin Brodie   32 General Sir John Inglis 

    33 Field Marshal Lord Clyde   34 Field Marshal Lord Gough   35 Robert Stephenson C.E.  
    36 Mr. Thackeray

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