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Copperplate Engraving Collection

"Copperplate Engraving: A Window into History and Art" Step back in time with the intricate beauty of copperplate engravings

Background imageCopperplate Engraving Collection: Armorial City of London 19th century

Armorial City of London 19th century
These are the arms of the City of London from a copper engraving dated 1806. Text on this engraving reads: (Motto) DOMINE DIRIGE NOS (God guide us; O Lord direct us) London

Background imageCopperplate Engraving Collection: Red crassula (Crassula coccinea)

Red crassula (Crassula coccinea)
Illustration of a Red crassula (Crassula coccinea)

Background imageCopperplate Engraving Collection: Copperplate Engraving, from Encyclopédie, 1762/77. Creator: A. J. Defehrt

Copperplate Engraving, from Encyclopédie, 1762/77. Creator: A. J. Defehrt
Copperplate Engraving, from Encyclopedie, 1762/77

Background imageCopperplate Engraving Collection: Copperplate Engraving, from Encyclopédie, 1762/77. Creator: A. J. Defehrt

Copperplate Engraving, from Encyclopédie, 1762/77. Creator: A. J. Defehrt
Copperplate Engraving, from Encyclopedie, 1762/77

Background imageCopperplate Engraving Collection: Copperplate Engraving, from Encyclopédie, 1762/77. Creator: A. J. Defehrt

Copperplate Engraving, from Encyclopédie, 1762/77. Creator: A. J. Defehrt
Copperplate Engraving, from Encyclopedie, 1762/77

Background imageCopperplate Engraving Collection: Etching: Biting the Plate, from Encyclopédie, 1762/77. Creator: A. J. Defehrt

Etching: Biting the Plate, from Encyclopédie, 1762/77. Creator: A. J. Defehrt
Etching: Biting the Plate, from Encyclopedie, 1762/77

Background imageCopperplate Engraving Collection: Copperplate Engraving, from Encyclopédie, 1762/77. Creator: A. J. Defehrt

Copperplate Engraving, from Encyclopédie, 1762/77. Creator: A. J. Defehrt
Copperplate Engraving, from Encyclopedie, 1762/77

Background imageCopperplate Engraving Collection: Coat of arms 17th century Conyers and Hatton

Coat of arms 17th century Conyers and Hatton
This image is from a copperplate engraving, and shows part of a roll of arms from Richard Blomes Britannia, an atlas published in 1673

Background imageCopperplate Engraving Collection: Coat of arms 17th century Fenwick and Alleyn

Coat of arms 17th century Fenwick and Alleyn
This image is from a copperplate engraving, and shows part of a roll of arms from Richard Blome s

Background imageCopperplate Engraving Collection: Sarmatia modern Ukraine and Russia 18th century 1740

Sarmatia modern Ukraine and Russia 18th century 1740
This is a map of Sarmatia, an area connected with the Sarmatian peoples who flourished between the 5th century BC and the 4th century AD

Background imageCopperplate Engraving Collection: Common marmoset, Callithrix jacchus. Ouistiti or striated monkey

Common marmoset, Callithrix jacchus. Ouistiti or striated monkey. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by J. Pass after an illustration by George Edwards from Ebenezer Sibly's Universal System of

Background imageCopperplate Engraving Collection: Rhesus macaque, Macaca mulatta (Simia rhesus), and detail of its distinctive tail

Rhesus macaque, Macaca mulatta (Simia rhesus), and detail of its distinctive tail. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by J

Background imageCopperplate Engraving Collection: Natural History, dhxprc

Natural History, dhxprc
Giant burrowing frog, Heleioporus australiacus. Vulnerable. Illustration signed SN (George Shaw and Frederick Nodder). Handcolored copperplate engraving from George Shaw

Background imageCopperplate Engraving Collection: Mandrill, Mandrillus sphinx, female. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by John Pass after an

Mandrill, Mandrillus sphinx, female. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by John Pass after an illustration by Johann Jakob Ihle from Ebenezer Sibly's Universal System of Natural History, London

Background imageCopperplate Engraving Collection: French gentleman in top hat, long coat with horizontal pockets, boots

French gentleman in top hat, long coat with horizontal pockets, boots. Redingote a poches horizontales. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Pierre-Charles Baquoy after a fashion plate by Horace

Background imageCopperplate Engraving Collection: French gentleman with wide-brim top hat, riding coat with velvet collar

French gentleman with wide-brim top hat, riding coat with velvet collar, grey American-style trousers, boots, holding a riding crop

Background imageCopperplate Engraving Collection: Woman of Seville, Spain, 19th century. She wears a ribbon tied in a bow over her ringlets

Woman of Seville, Spain, 19th century. She wears a ribbon tied in a bow over her ringlets, a fringed petticoat and a distinctive shawl

Background imageCopperplate Engraving Collection: French gentleman with top hat and cane, riding coat lined with taffeta, striped waistcoat or gilet

French gentleman with top hat and cane, riding coat lined with taffeta, striped waistcoat or gilet, trousers with foot straps. Redingote doublee de Taffetas, Pantalon a Pieds

Background imageCopperplate Engraving Collection: Coat of arms copperplate 17th century Beale and Palmer

Coat of arms copperplate 17th century Beale and Palmer
This image is from a copperplate engraving, and shows part of a roll of arms from Richard Blomes (Britannia), an atlas published in 1673

Background imageCopperplate Engraving Collection: Coat of arms 17th century Hill and Cavell

Coat of arms 17th century Hill and Cavell
This image is from a copperplate engraving, and shows part of a roll of arms from Richard Blomes (Britannia), an atlas published in 1673

Background imageCopperplate Engraving Collection: Coat of arms copperplate 17th century Williams and Littlemore

Coat of arms copperplate 17th century Williams and Littlemore
This image is from a copperplate engraving, and shows part of a roll of arms from Richard Blomes (Britannia), an atlas published in 1673

Background imageCopperplate Engraving Collection: Coat of arms copperplate 17th century Reynell and White

Coat of arms copperplate 17th century Reynell and White
This image is from a copperplate engraving, and shows part of a roll of arms from Richard Blome s

Background imageCopperplate Engraving Collection: Coat of arms 17th century British company heraldry

Coat of arms 17th century British company heraldry
This image is from a copperplate engraving, and shows part of a roll of arms from Richard Blomes Britannia, an atlas published in 1673

Background imageCopperplate Engraving Collection: Coat of arms copperplate 17th century Leeke and Wogan

Coat of arms copperplate 17th century Leeke and Wogan
This image is from a copperplate engraving, and shows part of a roll of arms from Richard Blome s

Background imageCopperplate Engraving Collection: Map of the Russian Empire in Europe and Asia 1780

Map of the Russian Empire in Europe and Asia 1780
This is a map of the Russian Empire, a copperplate engraving from the Atlas de Toutes les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre

Background imageCopperplate Engraving Collection: Copperplate engraving of a Biblical scene of Elijah being transported to heaven in the fiery chariot

Copperplate engraving of a Biblical scene of Elijah being transported to heaven in the fiery chariot
Copperplate engraving a Biblical scene

Background imageCopperplate Engraving Collection: Ritratto del Museo di Ferrante Imperato Historia natvrale

Ritratto del Museo di Ferrante Imperato Historia natvrale
Ritratto del Museo di Ferrante Imperato, Historia natvrale, Imperato, Ferrante, 1550-1625, Copperplate engraving, 1672

Background imageCopperplate Engraving Collection: Victorian Map of Eastern Canada Circa 1850

Victorian Map of Eastern Canada Circa 1850
Engraved illustration of a Map of Eastern Canada in counties from Iconographic Encyclopedia of Science, Literature and Art, Published in 1851. Copyright has expired on this artwork. Digitally restored

Background imageCopperplate Engraving Collection: Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Macropus Giganteus

Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Macropus Giganteus
Illustration of a Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Macropus Giganteus

Background imageCopperplate Engraving Collection: Tragacanth gum tree (Astragalus gummifer)

Tragacanth gum tree (Astragalus gummifer)
Illustration of a Tragacanth gum tree (Astragalus gummifer)

Background imageCopperplate Engraving Collection: Cobaea scandens (cup-and-saucer vine, cathedral bells, Mexican ivy, monastery bells)

Cobaea scandens (cup-and-saucer vine, cathedral bells, Mexican ivy, monastery bells)
Illustration of a Cobaea scandens (cup-and-saucer vine, cathedral bells, Mexican ivy, monastery bells)

Background imageCopperplate Engraving Collection: Copperplate engraving of Janus, 1798

Copperplate engraving of Janus, 1798
Janus: Two - faced Ancient Roman god, keeper of the gate of heaven. Copperplate engraving 1798

Background imageCopperplate Engraving Collection: Engraving of Edward Kelley - English astrologer

Engraving of Edward Kelley - English astrologer
Edward Kelley or Kelly (active 1575) English astrologer and alchemist. Assistant to John Dee. Copperplate engraving circa 1700

Background imageCopperplate Engraving Collection: Five Protestant martyrs burnt at the stake

Five Protestant martyrs burnt at the stake at Canterbury, 31 January 1556, during the reign of the Roman Catholic Mary I for refusing to deny their faith


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"Copperplate Engraving: A Window into History and Art" Step back in time with the intricate beauty of copperplate engravings. These delicate works of art capture a diverse range of subjects, from marine life to historical figures, offering a glimpse into the past. One such engraving showcases the mesmerizing Greater weever, also known as the sting-bull. Drawn and engraved by Edward Donovan in 1802-1808, this handcoloured copperplate brings to life the vibrant colors and unique features of this fascinating creature. In another enchanting piece, we are transported to the Regency era where window curtains adorned boudoirs with elegance. The meticulous details of these curtains take us back to a time when opulence and refinement were highly valued. Moving on from domestic scenes, an intriguing engraving titled "The History of Johnny Quae Genus" introduces us to Oxford University during its Regency period. Here we witness Johnny conversing with Dons while scholars purchase corn from grocers and engage in mischievous acts towards maids. This lively depiction captures both academic pursuits and everyday life during that era. Not limited to fauna or human interactions alone, copperplate engravings also explore botanical wonders like the Red crassula plant. Its vivid hues are meticulously reproduced through this technique, allowing us to appreciate nature's splendor up close. Art enthusiasts will find delight in discovering renowned painters immortalized through copperplate engravings. Giuseppe Cesari's Italian Mannerist style and Guercino's Baroque masterpieces come alive through these detailed renderings. For those intrigued by far-off lands, Lieutenant Samuel Davis' illustration takes us on an expedition to Tibet in 1800. We catch a glimpse of Tessaling Lama's dwelling alongside Kugopea religious edifice—an extraordinary visual record brought forth by Davis' skillful hand.