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BENNION, Edward.
A fine chromolithograph by J[ohn]. W[est]. GILES (1801-1870) - 'PROOF - Drawn on stone by J.W.Giles, from a Picture Painted by him in 1840'. It is signed on the stone by Giles and dated 1840 and also has the age of the sitter - Aetat 85 ys 3m. Printed by M. & N. HANHART, 31 Rathbone Place, (London). Published by T. H. Henshaw. Oswestry. SIZE : c.50 x 34.5 cms.

The text below the image is in Welsh and English : 'This Portrait of the late Edward Bennion, who devoted a long life to the excellence of Benevolence in the skilful practice of Surgery, is respectfully dedicated to his son Edward David Bennion. By his obedient Servant, The Publisher.'

The lithograph is stretched over a contemporary wooden frame, in excellent condition.

*EDWARD BENNION [1755-1844] surgeon, Summer Hill, Llanvorda, Nr. Oswestry, Shropshire. Source: Oswestry Baptism Parish Records. He is not listed in Plarr's Lives of the Fellows of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, nor in Munk's Roll of the Royal College of Physicians. He is not mentioned by JOHN CULE Wales and Medicine, 1975. A copy of this lithograph may be seen in the collection of the Wellcome Institute, there described as having added watercolour and also a proof copy. JOHN WEST GILES (1801-1870; fl. 1830 1865) was a British painter, engraver and lithographer with works covering subjects such as sporting, animal, landscapes topographical views and military costumes, either made after his owns works or those of contemporary artists. He may have been the brother of Scottish painter James William Giles, as both artists shared the same address in Aberdeen in 1830, from which they sent works for exhibition at the Royal Academy. From 1844, Giles exhibited from London addresses. J. W. Giles exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1830 and 1848, as well as exhibiting five works at the British Institution. He is known for his lithographs of fox hunting subjects after John Herring and also collaborated with Richard Barrett Davis, animal painter to George IV, and later to William IV and Queen Victoria, in a series of hand-coloured lithographic prints depicting different hunts, published under the title 'The Hunter's Annual'. In the 1840s he also made some engravings after paintings by George French Angas, the English explorer, naturalist, painter and poet who emigrated to Australia. The collection was published in London as Typical portraits of the New Zealanders (1847).

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Stock No. 65581

Price: 850.00