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Wood Engraving - The King at the Gate - Proof

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1906P837
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1861 - 1862

Maker Information

After:Frederick Sandys - View biography for Frederick Sandys
Engraver:Dalziel Brothers - View history


This is an illustration to the poem 'The King at the Gate' by Walter Thornbury published in 'Once a Week,' 1862 (15 March, p. 322). It was engraved by Joseph Swain, one of the leading wood-engravers in the 1860s.

The poem and the illustration were republished in 1876 by Thornbury in his anthology 'Historical and Legendary Ballands and Songs.'

Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1906.

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Height:145 mm
Width:131 mm