'The QUEENS CROSS near NORTHAMPTON' by G. Arnald / J. Grieg c.1802
An attractive early 19th century view of the Queen Eleanor Cross at Hardingstone, Northamptonshire which was drawn and engraved by G. Arnald and J. Grieg, respectively, and published in John Britton & Edward Brayley's The Beauties of England and Wales ( London: Vernor & Hood 1801-1815).
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 fine later hand colour.
- Printed area is approximately 10.3cms by 16.3cms (including title).
- 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/nearly 200 years old.