Print: Baxter - CL 170 - Courtney Lewis states “This print represents part of the Austrian Court.   On the left is the group of the "Girl Fishing," by Signor Monti; in the centre is the "Mazeppa Group," by Pierotti; and on the right is "Hagar and Ishmael," after P.  Max.  Immediately behind the last-mentioned group is the bookcase, &c., exhibited by the Emperor of Austria and by him presented to Her Majesty Queen Victoria…Under the print, in the plate margin, is the following lettering: ‘Gems of the Great Exhibition No.  5 of the Series.  Designed, Engraved, Printed and Published by G.  Baxter, Patentee, 11 & 12, Northampton Square, September 4th, 1854 (Entered at Stationers' Hall)’.”


In the Art Journal Advertiser in April 1853 Baxter stated "will be very shortly published" but as you can see from the detail above it wasn’t published for another 17 months, perhaps the Crimean War effected its publication before it was included in Baxter book which contained the whole series Gems of The Great Exhibition so perhaps few were sold separately. This is possibly the reason for its scarcity as CL states ‘it is by far the rarest in the series’


Date: 1854


Size (cm ht x w): 11.8 x 23.5 (print plus gold border) 23.7 x 36 (over mount)


State: On a stamped mount but the over mount has been glued to this so selling as an unmounted copy of this, hard to find later published Gem


Condition: Very good colours, minor spotting only noticeable on close examination on the sculptures

Gems of the Exhibition No 5

SKU: 1571

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