ANTIQUE COLERIDGE'S ANCIENT MARINER - ART UNION LONDON - 1863

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  • Sold Date: Mar 18, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House

ANTIQUE

COLERIDGE'S

RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER

ART UNION

LONDON

1863

A large antique copy of Coleridge’s Ancient Mariner published by The Art Union in 1863 and illustrated by J NOEL PATON RSA who was strongly influenced by the prevailing Pre Raphaelite Movement.

The illustrations (Litho Plates) are breathtaking and are all suberbly executed.

The verse they represent is typed beneath each picture. The edges of the pages are gilded. This edition is very famous amongst collectors of both Victorian art and books.

THE PLATES ARE ALL VERY FRAMEABLE AND WOULD LOOKS SUPER IN SLIM BLACK FRAMES AND DISPLAYED AS A GROUP, ie. IN A HALLWAY OR STUDY.

Sir Joseph Noel Paton RSA (1821-1901)

Scottish painter, born in Dunfermline to a family of weavers. He studied at the Royal Academy, London, and became a painter of historical, fairy, allegorical and religious subjects, in a style close to that of the Pre-Raphaelites. He was appointed Queen's Limner for Scotland from 1866.

1821 – Born December 1821 in Dunfermline.

1838 – Head designer at a muslin factory in Paisley.

1843 – Enrolled at Royal Academy School, London

1846 – Painted ‘The Quarrel of Oberon and Titania’

1847 – Painted ‘The Reconciliation of Oberon
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