Information

This tracing of St. Paul has been copied from an illustration in J. Jackson and W. A. Chatto's 'Treatise on Wood Engraving: Historical and Practical' which was first published in 1839 by Charles Knight (p. 464). The orignal source for the illustration was Miles Coverdale's 'Biblia' published in 1535.

  • Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1906.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

Makers

Association Artist Organisation
Artist Frederick Sandys -

Inscriptions

Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
St Paul a tent maker / From a Wood Engraving given in Jackson's / art of Wood Engraving-
Initials body Handwritten - Brown ink.
 

Literature

Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
Treatise on Wood Engraving: Historical and Practical
John Jackson, W. A. Chatto 1839 Charles Knight & Co., London p. 464
 
City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: Catalogue of the Permanent Collection of Drawings
A E Whitley 1939 Bemrose & Sons Ltd, Derby p. 396
 
Frederick Sandys 1829-1904: A Catalogue Raisonné
Betty Elzea 2001 Antique Collectors' Club in association with Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service No. 1.C.148., pp. 150-151

Provenance

Almost certainly to have been acquired by Charles Fairfax Murray from the artist, or from the sale of the contents of the Sandys family home after the death of Sandys' mother in September 1883 (Elzea).

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