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Thomas, Lord Coningsby Featured George Vertue Print

Thomas, Lord Coningsby

Thomas, Lord Coningsby 1656 - 1729 (1692). Bate, Thomas fl. c. 1692. This is the only work known by Thomas Bate, who worked in Ireland towards the end of the seventeenth century. The work, an exquisite oval canvas, was discovered in 1973. Bate is not mentioned in the 'bible' of Irish art studies - Stickland's Dictionary of Irish artists - and only a passing reference is made to him in the eighteenth-century notebooks of George Vertue, who identified Bate as living mostly in Ireland and being well known for painting on glass. Bate was probably a topographical painter and may also have worked as a miniaturist. Lord Coningsby, an ardent supporter of William III, acted as paymaster-general of the Williamite forces in Ireland in 1690. Coningsby fought in the battle of the Boyne and attended King William when he was wounded. In this painting he wears a colourful version of Roman dress, and is shown seated before his residence, Hampton Court. Date: 1692

© National Museums NI / MARY EVANS

Edward VI granting the Charter for Bridewell Hospital to Sir George Barnes in 1553 Featured George Vertue Print

Edward VI granting the Charter for Bridewell Hospital to Sir George Barnes in 1553

XJF425377 Edward VI granting the Charter for Bridewell Hospital to Sir George Barnes in 1553, published 1750 (engraving) by Vertue, George (1684-1756); Private Collection; (add.info.: Edward VI (1537-53) King of England, gave Bridewell Palace over to the City of London for the housing of homeless children and for the punishment of 'disorderly women'; Sir George Barnes or Barne (d.1558) was Lord Mayor of London in 1553;); English, out of copyright

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First British Museum Mummy and coffin Featured George Vertue Print

First British Museum Mummy and coffin

Hand coloured engraving by George Vertue 1724 for the London Society of Antiquaries. It shows the mummified body in cartonage and hieroglyphic script on a Sarcophagus owned by William Lethieullier. This came to England in 1722 (probably the first or second to arrive), and a paper on it was written by Alexander Gordon in 1727. When Lethieullier died in 1756 he bequeathed this coffin, and the rest of his Egyptian collection of antiquities, to the British Museum. It was the first mummy and coffin the British Museum owned - and remains one of its most enduringly popular exhibits. The body is named as Irtyru on the sarcophagus. On the Sarcophagus, below the sky goddess Nut, is a scene where the deceased man is being judged by Osiris and Thoth

© This image is copyright Paul D. Stewart 2009. Do not reproduce without permission of the photographer at Stewartpauld@aol.com.