An 1854 steel engraving of James Butler, Second Duke of Ormond.
James FitzJames Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde, KG (29 April 1665 – 16 November 1745) was an Irish statesman and soldier, he was born in Dublin and died at the Papal Enclave at Avignon, he took part in a Jacobite plan to invade England.
The piece has foxing reflective of its age, see pictures for details.
Engraving size is 13 by 10 cm’s
Paper size is approximately 18 by 27 cm’s
The engravings where done from drawing by Henry Warren expressly for the printing.
Henry Warren 1794-1879 was President of the New Watercolour Society the medium he mainly worked in. He was a pupil of Joseph Nollekens 1737-1823.
The engraving was done by Henry Robinson
John Henry Robinson
He was born at Bolton, Lancashire and was brought up in Staffordshire. At the age of 18 he became a pupil of James Heath, for about two years.
Robinson was one of the nine eminent engravers who, in 1836, petitioned the House of Commons on the state of engraving , in 1867 he was elected a royal academician.