|Artist||William Forrest after James Stewart|
|Published||[c.1875 - 1889]|
|Dimensions||Image 90 x 175 mm, Sheet 136 x 215 mm|
From Thomas Spencer Baynes and W. Robertson Smith (ed.) Encyclopaedia Britannica, The Scholar's Edition, 9th ed., (Edinburgh: A. & C. Black, 1875-1889).
Inscription beneath title reads: Bred by and the property of Mr. Booth, Warlaby, Yorkshire.
William Forrest (1805 - 1899) was a British line engraver and mixed method printmaker, who worked in London and Edinburgh. He produced works for the publishers Day and Sons.
James Stewart (1791 - 1863) was a British reproductive engraver, mezzotinter, portrait, genre and landscape painter. Born in Edinburgh, Stewart produced works after William Allan and David Wilkie. In 1804 he studied under Robert Scott, then John Burnett and J. Graham II. In 1830, he was appointed member of the Royal Scottish Academy. In 1833 he emigrated to Cape Colony to work as a farmer, but after a year he returned to Britain, and worked as a teacher and portrait painter in Somerset.
The British publishing firm A. & C. Black was founded in 1807 by Adam Black (1784 - 1874) and Charles Black. Established in Edinburgh, the company moved to Soho, London in 1889. It is best known as the publisher of Who's Who (since 1897), the Whitaker's Almanack (since 2002), Black's Medical Dictionary, and the Know The Game series. In 1851, A. & C. Black bought the copyright of Walter Scott's Waverley Novels for £27,000. In 1902 they published P. G. Wodehouse's first novel, The Pothunters.