FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH
Original circa 1860 9 1/2 inch x 12 1/2 inch Etching and Engraving of FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH, produced by James S. Virtue
A Roman soldier stands at his post while in the right background the citizens of Pompeii fall victim to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.
Engraving by Ferdinand Joubert (1810 – 1884). Jean Ferdinand Joubert de la Ferté was a French engraver, photographer and inventor who developed new photographic techniques and engraved notable postage and revenue stamps of the United Kingdom and the Confederate States.
From a painting by Edward John Poynter (1836 – 1919). Sir Edward John Poynter, 1st Baronet, GCVO, PRA was an English painter, designer, and draughtsman who served as President of the Royal Academy.
Lettered under title: ’Copied by permission from the original picture in the possession of the Corporation of Liverpool. / London J.S. Virtue & Co. Limited’.
Image size 9 3/4 inch x 6 3/8 inch
The engraving is in very good condition. Reverse side blank.
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