|Method||Lithograph on india laid paper|
|Artist||Louis Haghe after Owen Browne Carter|
|Published||Day & Haghe Lithrs. to the King, Gate St. Linc. Inn Fds. |
|Dimensions||Image 353 x 242 mm, Sheet 450 x 293 mm|
An uncommon separately published view of the High Cross also known as the City Cross or Butter Cross, Winchester, prior to its 1865 renovation, with buildings surrounding it and the steeple of St. Lawrence Church behind, a woman leans out of the door left, a man holding things on his right shoulder, walking past, a group of children play at the base of the cross left, while a group of men are gathered at the base right. The cross was sold of in 1770 by the Paving Commissioners to a Mr Dummer. When he tried to remove it, the people of Winchester organised a riot after which the cross preserved as a monument for the City. With the inscription: To The Revd. S. Barter B.C.L.Warden of the College St. Mary near Winchester, This Print is by permission most respectfully dedicated by his obliged & obedient servant Owen B. Carter.
Owen Browne Carter (1806 - March 30, 1859) was a British architect and draughtsman based in Winchester. He was apprenticed to William Garbert. He travelled in 1829-30 with Robert Hay's expedition to Egypt. He produced drawings for various publications later in his life.
Louis Haghe (1806-1885) was part of the firm of Day & Haghe, which was one of the most prominent lithographic companies of the nineteenth-century. They were also amongst the foremost pioneers in the evolution of chromolithography. The firm was established in 1823 by William Day, but did not trade under the moniker of Day & Haghe until the arrival of Louis Haghe in 1831. In 1838, Day & Haghe were appointed as Lithographers to the Queen. However, and perhaps owing to the fact that there was never a formal partnership between the two, Haghe left the firm in the 1850's to devote himself to watercolour painting. The firm continued as Day & Son under the guidance of William Day the younger (1823 - 1906) but, as a result of a scandal involving Lajos Kossuth, was forced into liquidation in 1867. Vincent Brookes bought the company in the same year, and would produce the caricatures for Gibson Bowles' Vanity Fair magazine, as well as the illustrations for Cassell's Poultry Book, amongst other commissions.
Condition: Overall time toning to sheet, some light foxing, a crease in the to middle of sheet running into the image, a short tear to bottom right edge of the sheet not affecting the image, some album backing to verso.