St. Cecilia

Method Lithograph on chine collé
Artist Richard James Lane after Sir Thomas Lawrence
Published London, Pubd. by J. Dickinson, New Bond St, June 1831.
Dimensions Image 452 x 284 mm, Sheet 705 x 495 mm
Notes Proof.

Printed by Charles Joseph Hullmandel.

Inscriptions reads: 'From a Picture in the Possession of Jno. Williams Esqr. of Gwersyllt Park (the Head by the late Sir T. Lawrence) completed by W. Hilton Esqre. R.A./Drawn on Stone by R. J. Lane A.R.A'.

Portrait of Elizabeth Williams as Saint Cecilia, the patroness of musicians, seated whole-length in front of a pipe organ. Holding a roll of musical script in her right hand and her head resting on her left, she looks up at two cherubs in the top left corner.

Elizabeth Williams (fl. 1804) was the daughter of William Currie of Broughton Hall, and wife of John Williams of Gwesylt Park, Denbighshire.

Richard James Lane (1800 - 1872) was a British printmaker, working mainly on reproductive lithographs.

Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769 – 1830) was a leading English portrait painter and president of the Royal Academy.

Charles Joseph Hullmandel 1789 - 1850) was a major lithographic printer and publisher in London, and was responsible for numerous technical developments, such as lithotint and colour printing.

Condition: Heavy foxing to sheet, slightly effecting top half of image.
Framing unmounted
Price £150.00
Stock ID 36768