A REPRESENTATION OF A PAINTING DISCOVERED IN THE CHURCH of ST MICHAEL, ST ALBAN'S, IN THE COUNTY OF HERTFORD : in October 1808, upon taking down some Boards which had served as a cover or Lining of the Ancient Rood Loft between the Nave and Chancel of the Church. / H. Cook del et sculpt.
Cook, Henry, active 1809, artist, printmaker.
Publication details
[London] : Published by Clay & Scriven, 18 Ludgate Hill, August 1st 1809.
Physical details
1 print : etching with hand-colouring ; sheet 27.1 x 53 cm sheet
View of a wall painting found in St Michael's Church, known as the St Michael's Doom, in St Albans. Etched title continues: 'The greatest part was Painted in Distemper upon the Wall, but the lower part, which is distinguished as the print by a semicircular Mark, was Painted in Oil Colors upon a Board shaped so as to fill up the Arch in the Wall. At the same time the Head of a King, believed to be that of Henry the 6th painted in Distemper upon Board, was found fixed to the Wall in the same Church'. Etched dedication line reads: 'To the Right Honorable James Walter Grimston, Viscount Grimston, Viscount Grimston & Baron of Dunboyne, of the Kingdom of Ireland, Baron Forrester of Corstorpine of the Kingdom of Scotland, and baron Verulam of Gorhambury & Baronet of the Kingdom of Great Britain, High Steward of the Borough & Liberties of Saint Alban This Plate is by his Lordship's Permission, most humbly dedicated by his much obliged and obedient Servant Henry Cook'. Etched 'Length of the Original Picture 21 Feet' along lower edge.
St. Albans (England)
Other persons
Clay, Thomas (Printer), publisher.
Maps K.Top.15.49.z.