1902 Edward VII Coronation Officials by Byam Shaw


A very rare and fine lithograph print of the main principal officials at the 1902 Coronation service of King Edward VII.

The picture is by the renowned artist Byam Shaw, better known for his illustrations for books during the Art Nouveau period. The taller of the two is Canon Duckworth. All are dressed in their corresponding regalia and have been wonderfully captured in the sketch by Byam Shaw. They show from right to left: A King of Arms Sir William Henry Weldon, in his tabard decorated with the Royal Coat of Arms; the Archbishop of Canterbury Frederick Temple; the Lord High Chancellor Lord Halsbury; Lord High Steward of Ireland Charles Chetwynd-Talbot, 20th Earl of Shrewsbury (holder of the White Staff); the Lord Great Chamberlain Gilbert Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby, 2nd Earl of Ancaster; and the Earl Marshal Henry Fitzalan Howard 15th Duke of Norfolk; The picture is quite large and has been produce by McCorquodale & Co. Ltd, of London S.W.. We can find no other example f this image, either in collections or for sale. The print has been tastefully mounted, framed and glazed. It is one of 5 different pictures of the Coronation that we have listed for sale.

John Byam Liston Shaw (1872-1919), better known as Byam Shaw, was a British painter, illustrator, designer and teacher. Throughout his career Byam Shaw worked competently in a wide variety of media including oils, watercolour, pastels, pen and ink and deployed techniques such as dyeing and gilding. He was influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites and took many of his subjects from the poems of Rossetti. He exhibited frequently at Dowdeswell's gallery in New Bond Street, where he had at least five solo exhibitions between 1896 and 1916.

Size image: 34.5 x 49 cm (13 5/8 x 19 ¼ inches)
Size frame: 53 x 66.5 x 1.5 cm (20 7/8 x 26 ¼ x 5/8 inches)
Weight: 2870 g