'QUEEN'S CROSS. Engraved from an Original Drawing.' by R. Godfrey c.1775

'QUEEN'S CROSS. Engraved from an Original Drawing.' by R. Godfrey c.1775
Price:
£30.00
'QUEEN'S CROSS. Engraved from an Original Drawing.' by R. Godfrey c.1775
SKU: nort/qucr/godf/001

A rare and charming late 18th century engraving of the Queen Eleanor Cross at Hardingstone, near Northampton.

The Queen Eleanor crosses were a series of twelve ornate stone monuments erected between 1291 and 1294 by Edward I in memory of his wife, Eleanor of Castile. Each cross marked the nightly resting place of the Queen's body on its route from Lincoln to London before being interred in Westminster Abbey. Today, only the crosses at Geddington, Hardingstone and Waltham Cross survive.

  • This is an original copperplate engraving with later hand colour.
  • Printed area is approximately 15cms by 20.8cms.
  • The engraving is in very good condition with decent margins. Click on image for a better view.
  • The item comes displayed in a ready to frame acid free mount.
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  • Guaranteed to be over 200 years old.