|Artist||Louis Haghe after M. Holmes|
|Published||Published by George Davey, Bookseller 1 Broad St. Bristol. c.1840.|
|Dimensions||Image 190 x 285 mm, Sheet 260 x 340 mm|
Text below image: To the Most Noble Henry Somerset, Duke of Beaufort, Lord High Stewart of the City of Bristol. This View of Badminton House, Gloucestershire, is most respectfully Dedicated by The Publisher.
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: Grangerised on verso, some toning to sheet.