The Royal Society's mace by unknown

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The Royal Society's mace
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Print size 35.5 x 28.0 cm
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30.5 x 20.0 cm
Frame: Unframed
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The Royal Society's mace
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© The Royal Society


Drawing of the Royal Society's Charles II mace resting upon a tasselled mace cushion. The work is inscribed in pencil: "18/3/96. Mace (silver gilt) given by Charles II Aug. 1663 (used at all meetings of Council & Society). (about 1/6 natural size)." With an instruction to the printer: "reduce to 5 ¥" wide." Inscribed in pencil verso: "Butterworths Savoy House 115 Strand WC." Drawn for an article by Herbert Rix (1850-1906), assistant secretary of the Royal Society. The illustration was made to be engraved by the Butterworth and Heath company (active 1856-1896) and published in the Leisure Hour for 1896.

Original: pencil on board. 1896

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