The manuscript contains 58 watercolours which are based on the lithographed illustrations in Sir Samuel Rush Meyrick's influential work, 'Criticial Enquiry into Ancient Armour', published in 1824.
Manuscript: A Treaty on Ancient Armour by G Donaldson, 1829
© Wallace Collection
- Watercolour & pen & ink
- 21.5 x 16.5 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £1,942 ( Total: £1,942)
- Acquired in:
- Les Kafka Antique Prints
However the watercolours differ substantially in their details and at least one, the 'David Earl of Huntingdon', is completely different from the published plates.
Auction, England; Les Kafka Antique Prints, New York.