1890 Colour Lithograph Portrait of The Archbishop of Canterbury (Archibald Campbell Tait)
(The Archbishop of Canterbury)

London & Edinburgh: Cassell & Co. Ltd., 1890. A good likeness in colors of 1890 Colour Lithograph Portrait of The Archbishop of Canterbury; lithographed from a "...Photograph taken by the London Stereoscopic Company" with a facsimile signature below; paper 8 x 11" sheet approx. overall; Edward Henry Stanley, The Archbishop of Canterbury (1811-1882) Archibald Campbell Tait, "...Wherever he went, his powers of intellect and relentless self-discipline enabled him to capture most of the prizes, ultimately capped by the Snell exhibition, which sent him to Balliol College, Oxford, in 1829. His academic successes continued there unabated, carrying him to the senior tutorship of his college by the age of twenty-six...played a leading part in an improvement of national importance, reforming the University of Oxford...Appreciation of the leadership Tait offered the church prompted Queen Victoria to insist on his appointment to the archbishopric of Canterbury when it fell vacant in October 1868...Tait's attempt throughout his leadership to bring the church abreast of the nation left the church bruised and intensified its preoccupations with its own well-being. Yet, ironically, he touched the religious sensibilities of his age as a result of his recurrent encounters with death, for Victorians the transcending human experience, which grounded and persistently deepened his own faith." (DNB); this image from the series of biographical portraits in "The Modern Portrait Gallery..." 1st series, by this publisher; little bit of spotting in the margins; light wear; portrait of the British politician in very good condition. Very Good (Item ID: 19720)

$20.00

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