Title devised by curator. A counterproof of the engraving of the Walpole salver by A.J. Collins, plate LXI in Paul de Lamerie, citizen and goldsmith of London / by Philip A. S. Phillips. London : B.T. Batsford, 1935. Original silve salver in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. "Whenever the Great Seal of England became obsolete, the silver matrix was converted by the holder into a grand piece of plate engraved with the design of the seal. The Walpole Salver was made by Paul de Lamerie in 1728/9 from the seal matrix rendered obsolete by the death of George I in the previous year. There is no documentary evidence that Hogarth was responsible for the engraving, but the attribution on stylistic grounds has not been disputed."--British Museum online catalogue.
Engraving of the 19-inch square-shaped tray, the center exquisitely chased in medallions, representing George I, on his throne, with the figures of Britannia and Justice, the royal arms, a view of the City of London, and allegorical devices, in a richly chased border and shell edge. The tray was created by Paul Jacques de Lamerie (Dutch goldsmith, 1688-1751) and engraved by William Hogarth (English painter and engraver, 1697-1764).
Britannia (Symbolic character)--depicted Coats of arms. Trays.
London (England)--In art.
George--I,--King of Great Britain,--1660-1727--depicted. Hercules--(Roman mythological character),--depicted. Hogarth, William, 1697-1764. Lamerie, Paul de, 1688-1751. Walpole, Horace--1717-1797--Art collections. Walpole, Robert,--Earl of Orford,--1676-1745--Art collections.
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