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Support Arms. Rowlandson Loyal Volunteer. Candlewick Ward Association. c1799

Support Arms. Rowlandson Loyal Volunteer. Candlewick Ward Association. c1799

by Rowlandson, Thomas

SUPPORT ARMS (1st Flugel Motion) at the word Arms the Firelock is caught in the bend of the left Arm, & the right-hand thrown out.

Original contemporary-coloured aquatint highlighted with embossed gold-leaf. Antique print designed and etched by Thomas Rowlandson (1757-1827), for Loyal Volunteers of London & Environs, Infantry & Cavalry, in their respective Uniforms, representing the whole of the Manual, Platoon, & Funeral Exercises, published in London circa 1799 by Rudolf Ackermann.

The Volunteer Corps “in moments of alarm and of imminent dangers, so readily and honourably stood forward, at their own expense, to assist the Civil Magistrates, and to preserve the tranquility of the Great and Commercial Emporium; and to defend the Property of their less qualified neighbours from the ruffian hands of interested depredators, and from the malicious schemes of disloyalty.”

This antique print has a few faint foxing spots and very faint offsetting from text that was on adjacent page. The colour is rich and the clarity of print is fine. is Page Size is 330mm x 250mm (approximately 13 inches x 9.7/8 inches). Tp iontaglio impression measures 248 x 200mm (9 1/2 x 7 7/8 inches.

Stock Number: apRowl.73Price: $275.00

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